Every year, MWC chooses one or two areas where we can make a positive impact for women.  We select our topics based on input that we gathered from listening to women in the community and from the Board of Supervisors.

Economic Empowerment for Older Women

The Marin Women’s Commission has identified the Economic Empowerment of Older Women as an urgent priority. Headlines pronounce Marin County as among America’s riches counties.  But the stark reality?  Many in Marin struggle to make ends meet, particularly older adults. Marin has  the oldest population in the Bay Area,  and more than 9,000 older adults

Minimum Wage

64% of minimum wage earners are female and minorities are overrepresented. This unbalanced wage distribution means a subtle perpetuation of gender and racial disparity in our country. This economic imbalance also contributes to a cycle of poverty in minority populations. February 2014 Congressional Budget Office found raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would lift 1

Human Trafficking Study

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – A LOCAL PROBLEM “It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and