Representing Women and Girls in Marin County Since 1974

Our Vision

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.

  • 130,328

Marin Women

  • 15,500

Marin Women

  • 3.1%

Women Ages 18-64 Living in Poverty

  • 130,328

Marin Women

  • 15,500

Marin Women

  • 3.1%

Women Ages 18-64 Living in Poverty

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

We advocate for all women for equality through:

Policy

We advocate at the both the local and state levels.

Education

We provide resources and increase awareness of issues facing women.

Collaboration

We partner with other organizations to increase access for women.

We help women achieve their goals!

Our goals at Marin County Women's Commission are to:

Improve the visibility of positive female role models in Marin 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 in Marin County.

Monitor Marin County hiring practices.

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