About Us

In accordance with the legislation under which it was created, our Commission is empowered to:

  • Conduct research and study issues affecting the status of women;
  • Advise and consult with the executive and legislative branches of government;
  • Publish periodic reports documenting the status and concerns of women;
  • Act as an information center on the status of women;
  • Serve as a liaison between government, private interest groups, and the general public regarding the status of women;
  • Recommend policies and make recommendations to public and private groups and persons concerned with any issue related to improving the status of women;
  • Promote consideration of qualified women for all levels of government positions; and
  • Report annually to the Governor and Legislature on the Commission's activities and findings.

Our fully-appointed Commission is comprised of four Commissioners appointed by the Governor; and three each appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Attorney General.