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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.
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.



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The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office will remain open for business through telework during the COVID-19 pandemic​, and can be reached by phone and email. Our physical office is closed. Stay home. Save lives.​

Here are the new Women of Achievement: Belinda Carroll, Sharon Gary-Smith, Justice Adrienne Nelson, and Andrea Paluso - Press Release - Congratulations!

Women of Achievement Award past winners
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Read the Women in Oregon Report: Poverty, Employment, and Assets: An Issue of Equity by MPA candidate and OCFW research intern Jessica Bull
Read OCFW research intern Emlyn Foxen's Report on Incarcerated Parents in Oregon
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See the Oregon Women Firsts poster, co-sponsored by the OCFW
Become a certified Woman-Owned Business through the OMWESB
As the sole certification authority in Oregon, the Certification Office for Business, Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) 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 her efforts to highlight advocacy, create innovative community strategies, generate policy, and strengthen the responsiveness of governmental agencies.