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Welcome to the website of the Seattle Women's Commission!

We hope that you find the events, resources, and opportunities posted on our site valuable. We try to maintain up-to-date listings to stay current with the many activities and resources for and about women in our region.

Seattle Women's Commission 2014 Work Plan (PDF)

The Seattle Women's Commission is composed of twenty accomplished Commissioners appointed by Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council. Commissioners serve a two year appointment, and may be reappointed for a second two year period. In addition, through Get-Engaged (a leadership development program for 18-29 year olds), we have an additional Get Engaged Commissioner each year. We meet monthly as a full Commission, and more frequently as committees to address a broad range of issues. These include: economic opportunity for women, race and social justice, women's health and disparities in health outcomes for low-income women and women of color, affordable and high-quality child-care, women's role as care-givers, violence against women, and the unique challenges immigrant women face in our community.

This highly talented group of individuals comes together as volunteers to research, analyze and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments, on issues facing women in Seattle. We are proud to have hosted, in 2002, 2003, 2005 and most recently in 2007, a Seattle Women's Summit to learn more about the challenges women confront in our community, and to provide workshops and resources on topics from financial literacy to women's mental health, leadership development, and violence prevention. We learn so much from the participants who attend the Women's Summit; and participants' perspectives and suggestions inform the development of our work plan and priority issue areas.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our monthly Commission meetings. We encourage all who are interested in issues facing women in Seattle today to attend our meetings or be in touch with questions and ideas. Our work benefits from collaborations with organizations working on behalf of women, and from the diverse voices of women in Seattle who share their concerns and suggestions with us.

Thank you for visiting the Seattle Women's Commission website. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides staff and support to the Commission.

Seattle Women's Commission seeks Candidates