Resources & Reports

The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™

The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™ has become a vital tool for gender equity advocates in California and across the country. We typically release our Report every year during Women’s History Month at a public event where we bring together over 1,000 leaders and professionals to discuss the themes of the Report to inspire positive change. MSMU’s research is available to the general public to download for free here.

Read the report, including the CCSWG’s contributions, by clicking the image above to download the complete 2020 Report.

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.

Contact the Commission for a copy of a “Guide to Starting a Local Commission”

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)

THE CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S WELL BEING INDEX

The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is eager to share the NEW California Women’s Well-Being Index, a project of the California Budget & Policy Center

The Budget Center’s California Women’s Well-Being Index pulls together an array of measures for women and shares data by race and ethnicity, including health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security, and political empowerment. This multifaceted statewide look and breakdown by all 58 California counties of how women are doing in their communities also provides easy-to-download fact sheets by county and each measure.

What can you learn from this NEW resource alongside CCSWG? We know that when women thrive and can be a part of important decisions at all levels of government, workplaces, schools, and their homes, our communities prosper. Learn more about how women and your community are faring today.

THE STATE OF BLACK WOMEN IN CORPORATE AMERICA

The State of Black Women in Corporate America draws heavily on Lean In and McKinsey & Company’s annual Women in the Workplace study. Since 2015, more than 590 companies employing more than 22 million people, along with a quarter of a million individual employees, have participated in Women in the Workplace. Additional sources for this report include Lean In’s 50 Ways to Fight Bias program, a collaboration with Stanford’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab and Paradigm, and research conducted by Lean In in partnership with SurveyMonkey.

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is excited to share resources from LeanIn.Org to help increase awareness about the challenges facing women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace.  To learn more, visit https://women.ca.gov/women-in-the-workplace/.

Women in the Workplace

Women in the Workplace is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org launched the study to help companies advance diversity in the workplace. Since then, close to 600 companies have participated in the study, more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences. Every year, the number of companies participating in this study has increased.

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is excited to share resources from LeanIn.Org to help increase awareness about the challenges facing women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace.  To learn more, visit https://women.ca.gov/women-in-the-workplace/.

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

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

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Email us at info@women.ca.gov 

WOMEN’S EARNINGS REPORTS 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.