START A COMMISSION

Having a local commission on the status of women or women and girls is a way to make sure women are at the table for local policy discussion. We encourage women across the state to start a local commission if you do not have one in your area.

FIND FUNDING

Grants are a good way to get funding for the things your commission wants to do. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

California Grant Watch 
The Foundation Center
California Community Foundation (Los Angeles)

BE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

You don’t need a lot of money to make a big impact. Your commission can bring together non-profit groups in your community for regular panel discussions or public hearings on the state of women in your community.

TELL US WHAT MATTERS TO YOU!

We care about what is happening at the local level and we are committed to developing relationships with the local commissions across the state. We are here for you!

Email us at info@women.ca.gov 

THE CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S WELL BEING INDEX

Created in partnership between the California Budget & Policy Center and the Women’s Foundation of California, this index is a multifaceted, composite measure that consists of five “dimensions”: Health, Personal Safety, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. Each dimension is composed of six indicators that have been standardized and combined to create dimension scores, on a scale from zero to 100, for each of California’s 58 counties. The five dimension scores have been combined to create an overall Women’s Well-Being Index score for each county.

The data is available for download in excel format and there are policy suggestions to help advance the state of women in our state. Click the image below to find out how the women in your county are doing!

LOCAL COMMISSION REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS 

SAN FRANCISCO

STOCKTON

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

 SANTA CLARA COUNTY

VENTURA COUNTY

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

WEST HOLLYWOOD

GLENDALE

SANTA MONICA

MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

UC SAN FRANCISCO 

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

UC SAN DIEGO

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD

 WOMEN’S EARNINGS REPORT FOR CALIFORNIA CIVIL SERVICE

California State agencies conduct an annual workforce analysis and a women’s earnings report for use in equal employment opportunity and workforce planning efforts. For a full list of employee census and demographic reports for state service in California please visit the CalHR Workforce Analysis.

CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) REPORTS

For more information about CEDAW please visit Cities for CEDAW .