Commission Program Priorities
California Pay Equity Task Force
The mission of the Task Force is to engage diverse interests and facilitate an ongoing dialogue about pay equity between employees and their advocates, small and large employers, policymakers, legislators, experts in human resources and compensation practices, industrial organizational psychologists, labor economists, social scientists, and legal and other experts in the public and private sectors. The Task Force will provide a forum for engagement and dialogue with diverse interests who have the power to effect change in workplace and compensation policies and practices. GFor more information please visit the main page.
Engaging Girls in STEM
Over the past five years, under the leadership of Chair Lupita Cortez Alcalá and former Chair Geena Davis, the Commission has partnered with several organizations dedicated to improving the interests of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Please read more about these initiatives to promote community engagement and expand mentorship opportunities for girls and young women in STEM at the main page.
State Advisory Committee (SAC) on Sexual Assault Victim Services
The SAC, established by Penal Code Section 13836, provides oversight to the Rape Crisis, Child Sexual Abuse, and Child Sexual Exploitation and Intervention Programs. The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) recognizes the far-reaching impact of the sexual violence on individuals, communities, and society. Through the SAC, the Office of Emergency Services gives voice to the concerns and needs of sexual assault survivors in California. The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls appoints six of the eleven members.