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About the Commission

For nearly 60 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.

Commission Meetings 2024

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.

February 6, 2024                     April 2, 2024    

April 22, 2024                            June 12 , 2024                               

August 6, 2024                          October 1, 2024                   

December 3, 2024

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Joelle Gomez, Commission Chair

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Darcy Totten, Interim Executive Director

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Governor Gavin Newsom

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