CCSWG Public Hearings

The CCSWG organized two public hearings on August 30th in conjunction with a scheduled full Commission meeting, offering the opportunity for an initial look at the Commission’s California Blueprint for Women’s Pandemic Economic Recovery report which will be released this fall. SMEs on broad topics addressed in the report including inflation, debt, Long Covid and labor impacts offered testimony which can be viewed below.


2022 Legislative Session

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls cosponsored and supported several bills which are now headed to the Governor for signature. The Governor has until September 30, 2022 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature. Click below to learn more.


Sexual Harassment in Politics

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls was honored to join the California Donor Table for a luncheon sponsored by California Donor Table (CDT) to help donors understand complex issues impacting women in California politics. 


California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Chair Lauren BabbSecond Vice Chair Erica Courtney and Interim Executive Director Holly Martinez at a strategic planning session for the California Women’s Recovery Response.

2020-2021 Commission Meetings

Notice and the agendas are available on our website here and contain a new Zoom link and dial in number for each meeting. Please mute the web stream audio on your electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet, smartphone) when listening or speaking on the phone. View all Commission Posts and search our directory for local women’s commissions.

December 6, 2021

11AM – 1PM

April 5, 2022

11AM – 1PM

August 30, 2022

11AM – 1PM

February 25, 2022

11AM – 1PM

June 27, 2022

9AM – 11AM

October 4, 2022

11AM – 1PM

About the Commission

For more than 50 years, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has identified and worked to eliminate inequities in state laws, practices, and conditions that affect California’s women and girls. Established as a state agency with 17 appointed commissioners in 1965, the Commission regularly assesses gender equity in health, safety, employment, education, and equal representation in the military, and the media. The Commission provides leadership through research, policy and program development, education, outreach and collaboration, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.

*All references to ‘women and girls’ include gender-expansive individuals (cis women and girls, trans women and girls, nonbinary individuals, gender-nonconforming individuals, genderqueer individuals, and any women or girl identified individuals).


Women’s Recovery Response

The Commission is facilitating a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19. Please click below to learn more about this program and our grantees.


2021 CCSWG Annual Report

This is the Commission’s first Annual Report and we are honored to announce that it has been recognized as a 2022 Gold Stevie Winner in The 20th annual American Business Awards®!


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