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 2023

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 14, 2023                        April 11, 2023

June 13, 2023                              August 8, 2023

October 10, 2023                        December 12, 2023

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) has announced the recipients of a $5 million grant program to fund organizations serving women and girls. This dedicated investment of state funding into organizations serving women and girls locally across the state represents a unique investment in the economic health and well-being of nearly half of California’s citizens.

Meet our 2023/2024 grantees here and congratulations to all of the incredible organizations who were selected this year!

Contact Us


925 L Street #345
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA



Press Releases

NOTICE OF MEETINGCalifornia Commission on the Status of Women and GirlsExecutive Committee MeetingNovember 13, 20233:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Microsoft Teams MeetingJoin on your computer, mobile app or room deviceClick here...

Author: Commission News

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Joelle Gomez

Commission Chair

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Holly Martinez

Executive Director

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Gavin Newsom


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