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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).

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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The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Annual Report 2023

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) is proud to share the 2023 Annual Report.

In 2023, we have a achieved incredible goals that just a few years ago would have felt beyond our capacity. We have continued to support women and girls at the local level by infusing local communities with resources that advance economic opportunity for women, and continued our groundbreaking research focused on gender equity and the economy. We have continued to oversee grant programs advancing California’s first in the nation approach to supporting women and girls and to advocate for policy and budgetary alignment with a vision for a fully gender equitable state in the fifth largest economy in the world.

The work ahead for 2024 is just as ambitious in the pursuit of equity and justice for all women and girls, and we look forward to continuing this critical work on behalf of the women who are essential to California’s continued growth and global economic leadership.



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Press Releases

NOTICE OF MEETINGCalifornia Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Full Commission Business MeetingWednesday, June 12, 202410am - 1pmJoin from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86973810026Meeting Remote Locations:925...

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Holly Martinez

Executive Director

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