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    The mission of the Oregon Commission for Women is to work for the implementation and establishment of economic, social, legal, and political equality for women and to maintain a continuing assessment of the issues and needs confronting women in Oregon.
     
     
    March is Women's History Month. See the 2014 Proclamation here
     
Oregon Commission for Women Announcements
 
In 1964, Governor Mark Hatfield established the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women to advise him of the needs and concerns of Oregon women. In 1983, Governor Victor Atiyeh gave the commission independent agency status, with a directive to continue its mission to strive for the implementation of programs and policies benefiting women. The Oregon Commission for Women was legislatively established in 1983 to work for women's equality. The commission does this by advocating for women in the community, providing information on women to the governor and state legislature, serving as a link for women to state agencies, and providing services to individual women in Oregon.

Donate to the OCFW now! 

The Oregon Advocacy Commissions welcome donations to promote their missions of advocacy at the policy level. Each Commission works on leadership development, advocacy and growing success for their communities in 6 key areas. These include Employment, Education, Civic Engagement, Health Access, Justice and Stable Families.

 
 

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2014 Women of Achievement Award winners:
Peg Malloy, Lisa Schroeder, Cheryl Strayed, Jill Tanner, Joanne Verger    Press Release
 
 

Joint Legislative Committee meeting of the Oregon Advocacy Commissons
12/16/14 from 12pm - 4pm - more
 
OCFW slide presentation - a brief introduction to OCFW
    
 
Women's Equality Day is August 26th! Read more
 
Download the
OCFW's Status of Women in Oregon Report & Activities Report
 
 
See the Oregon Women Firsts poster, co-sponsored by the OCFW
 
View the
Presenters' Packet for Proposed 2013 Legislation of Interest to Communities of Color and Women in Oregon
 
Become a certified Woman-Owned Business through the OMWESB
As the sole certification authority in Oregon, the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) provides a "one-stop" certification process for Oregon disadvantaged, minority- and woman-owned and emerging small businesses. Certification opens the door to targeted government contracting opportunities.
Looking for women leaders!
Did you know that Governor Brown makes appointments to over 320 Boards and Commissions representing a broad range of areas and issues for the State of Oregon? Most major state agencies and departments are headed by policy making boards appointed by the Governor. These very important citizens help the Governor in his efforts to highlight advocacy, create innovative community strategies, generate policy, and strengthen the responsiveness of governmental agencies.