The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is a state agency working to amplify gender inequities and injustices, champion solutions, and deliver connections to relevant, timely resources to women and girls across the state. Our programs are designed to address key disparities – because women and families deserve more.
Be An Equal Pay Champion
We are challenging businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge and commit to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis, reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers, and promoting best practices that will close the pay gap to ensure fundamental equity for all workers.
Over 40 major California employers have taken the pledge. We would be excited to add your name to this growing list and publicly recognize your commitment to equity in the workplace. Learn more about #EqualPayCA, here
Companies Signed the Equal Pay Pledge
California Residents are Women We Serve
Participants in #EqualPayCA Trainings
Roughly CA College Students Served
COVID-19 Relief & Resilience
There is no other statewide entity as uniquely positioned to amplify, champion and connect women and girls to state services and resources that address their critical needs as the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Resounding reports and findings demonstrate that women are the center bullseye of COVID-19 impact. CCSWG will build a three-year fundraising effort dedicated to raising funds to improve the economic viability and mental health of women and girls, starting with a $5 million goal. Learn More
SAC on Sexual Assault Victim Services
The SAC provides oversight to the Rape Crisis, Child Sexual Abuse, and Child Sexual Exploitation and Intervention Programs and gives voice to the needs of sexual assault survivors. CCSWG appoints six of the members of this vital committee.
College Student Right to Access Act
California has chosen to be a leader on reproductive healthcare access. The College Student Right to Access Act ensures that California’s college and university students have access to medication abortion through campus health centers.
The Workplace Rights Ambassador Program (WRAP) is an effort of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office (LCO) that seeks to build a bridge to disenfranchised workers. Together with the First Partner, these agencies provide a grassroots focused #EqualPayCA training during Equal Pay Day months.
The experiences of women and girls must be understood through an intersectional lens, but awareness is only the first step. Celebrate some of the women doing this important work.
Girls in STEAM
Women and girls in California continue to lag behind their male counterparts in STEAM fields. The Commission partners with the California Department of Education and the CDE Foundation to act as annual co-hosts of the California STEAM Symposium.
Your Vote Is Your Voice
Your Vote Is Your Voice is a campaign created with the California Secretary of State’s Office to amplify the resources available designed to make voting easy for every California resident.
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect California for years to come. Please explore the resources we have gathered here to assist women during this time.
Across California various agencies work to uplift and celebrate women in different ways. Learn more about the campaigns and efforts taking place on our calendar of partner events.
Women & Girls Resource Hub
Find links to resources on topics ranging from gender equity in the workplace, women in the military and the needs of veterans and efforts to improve health access for women and girls.
All Change Starts Locally
CCSWG is working with county and city Commissions on Women to assess the needs and impact of COVID-19 on the women and girls of California. To contact your local Commission, click the button below.
Collaborate With Us!
CCSWG collaborates with state agencies, non profits, and local commissions on women and girls regularly. To join CCSWG on a project, campaign, or to propose a collaborative effort, please contact Programs Director Tifani Bartow at Tifani.Bartow.@women.ca.gov. We look forward to working with you to increase equity, safety, and wellness for the women and girls of California.