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California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Announces Hiring of Tifani Bartow as Deputy Director of Operations and Grants

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 12, 2022) – The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) has announced the hiring of its former Programs Director, Tifani Bartow as the new Deputy Director of Operations and Grants. Bartow was officially hired on May 1, 2022 after a year with the Commission managing and developing its programs. Under her leadership throughout most of 2021, the Commission has built new inroads on Pay Equity, released its first report on the College Student Right to Access Act, and built new programmatic partnerships with the Department of Industrial Relations and the Department of Labor as well as community advocacy groups.

“I am thrilled that Tifani Bartow has taken on the role of Operations and Grants Deputy Director as the Commission continues to grow and evolve, particularly with regard to gender equity and pay parity,” said Executive Director Holly Martinez. “Her capacity in operations and management – along with her dedication to building a strong, values-driven team — will help evolve the work of the Commission as we continue to grow and take on new challenges.”

Tifani Bartow joined the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls in 2020 as its then Programs Director, taking on key additional duties to help the Commission grow. In 2022 she was made Deputy Director of Operations and Grants as the Commission expanded its programs capacity thanks to a one-time funding allocation that created the Women’s Recovery Response grant program.

Ms. Bartow oversees all programs within the Commission which includes, engaging girls in STEAM, the State Advisory Committee on sexual assault, Workplace Rights Ambassador Program training, and Equal Pay.

Prior to joining the CCSWG, she was a Compliance Officer for CalPERS, the largest public pension plan in the United States. In that role, Ms. Bartow led the Enterprise Compliance branch which comprised of workplace investigations, conflicts of interests and compliance standards for over 27 divisions.

In addition, Ms. Bartow spearheaded the Legal Operations branch at the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) where she streamlined the Public Records Act Program for Health Care plans and aided in the protection for the privacy of consumers under HIPPA.

Prior to DMHC, Ms. Bartow was the Senior Advisor to the General Counsel at the California State Teacher’s Retirement System, where she managed the Office of Ethics and Compliance and organized the administrative litigation practice.

Ms. Bartow is a graduate of Sacramento State University where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice with honors.

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Darcy Totten, Director of Communications

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About the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf with the Governor, the Legislature and other public policymakers, and by educating the public in the areas of economic equity including educational equity, access to health care including reproductive choice, violence against women and other key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.