We envision a diverse, fair and equitable Marin, where all women and children have the resources to live happy healthy and productive lives.
The Marin County Commission on the Status of Women was created by the Board of Supervisors in April, 1974, to ensure women equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities throughout the county. The Supervisors empowered the Commission to study problems, consult with the Board of Supervisors, prepare information, advise and counsel residents as well as County, State, and Federal officials concerning matters related to discrimination against women and the violation of women’s rights. The Commission may also conduct hearings and recommend improvements in related programs.
Today’s Commission brings renewed dynamism in carrying out its mandate and promoting a range of selected women’s issues. We seek to be a community catalyst and partner for positive change and a clearinghouse for efforts underway throughout the County.
The mission of the Marin Women’s Commission is to represent women and girls of diverse backgrounds and circumstances and advocate for equality through policy, education, and collaboration.