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Million Dollar Investment in Women's Recovery Response

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19. The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, especially Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.

Welcome Our New Executive Committee Officers!

The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has elected a new slate of Executive Committee members who will lead the work of the Commission. The Commission is committed to leading the work to understand impact of COVID-19 on women and families and helping to support recovery efforts at every level. The subject matter experts leading the Commission’s new executive are well positioned to make these goals a reality.

Welcome Our New Commissioner, Dr. Joely Proudfit!

The Commission welcomes new appointee, Dr. Joely Proudfit! Commissioner Joely Proudfit (Luiseño), Ph.D., is an educator, activist and media maker.  As a California Indian woman she had dedicated her life to lifting up the voices of American Indian women, girls and peoples. Dr. Proudfit serves as the Department Chair of the American Indian Studies Department. Dr. Proudfit is also the Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at CSUSM.

CCSWG COVID 19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect California in ways we can anticipate and ways we can not even imagine. Women, we know, are at the heart of the response to this virus, and are making critical contributions from every field and family. During any crisis, the impact on women is enormous. Please explore some of the resources we have gathered.