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.

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Marin Women
Women Owned Businesses
Women Aged 18-64 Living in Poverty


We Advocate for All Women

Equality Through


We Help Women Achieve Their Goals

Improve the visibility of positive female role models and women in the County

Partner with local organizations, agencies and groups to apply a “female lens” to their activities

Provide a safe learning space for teen girls to learn about topics of interest to them

Advocate for legislation that improves the lives of women and children

Provide resources specifically for women

Monitor County hiring practices

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright