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Miami-Dade County Commission For Women

The Commission for Women is an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women. The Commission for Women also advocates for the women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life.

Nominate an outstanding woman

In the Company of Women awards recognizes Miami-Dade County women leaders and their contributions to this community in celebration of Women's History Month. Before Oct. 12, nominate an outstanding local woman leader. The 31st anniversary ceremony featuring the winners takes place next March.

Agendas & Minutes

Commission for Women Board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except August and December, at 5:30 p.m. in the 6th Floor Conference Room of the Stephen P. Clark Center. For more information, please call 305-375-4967.

Board Members

Each member was selected to represents and serve the community.

History

The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, established in 1971, is one of the first women’s commissions in Florida.

Policy and Programs

The Status of Women in Miami-Dade County and CEDAW
On September 1, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners enacted Ordinance #15-87, the "CEDAW" ordinance. In the CEDAW ordinance, Miami-Dade County adopted the spirit and principles of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the international women's rights treaty. By enacting this ordinance, Miami-Dade County commits to being proactive about improving the status of women in our community and advancing policies and programs that promote gender equity. In connection with this ordinance, the Commission Auditor and the FIU Metropolitan Center prepared the Status of Women in Miami-Dade County 2016 report and the Commission for Women prepared Recommendations.

Equal Pay Miami-Dade Initiative
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women is proud to partner with The Women's Fund Miami-Dade on its Equal Pay Miami-Dade initiative, a campaign to encourage the private sector to close the wage gap between men and women. Learn more about the Equal Pay Miami-Dade.

In the Company of Women Awards
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women is a co-sponsor of the annual "In the Company of Women" awards, which recognizes oustanding women for their professional achievements, volunteerism, and contributions to the community. Learn more about the annual awards.

2017 Annual Awards Ceremony PDF

Julia Tuttle Statue
The Miami-Dade Commission for Women was pleased to collaborate on the creation of the historic Julia Tuttle statue, unveiled on July 28, 2010, in downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Known as the "Mother of Miami," Julia S. Tuttle is recognized as the only woman founder of a major American city. The statue is located at the southern end of Bayfront Park, next to the playground. The statue is a 10 foot bronze with scenes that are typical of Miami in 1896, the year of its founding, depicted on Julia's skirt.

National Statuary Hall Project
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women is supporting the initiative to replace one of Florida's two statues currently in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol with a new status of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Learn more on this national movement to have more women represented in the National Statuary Hall.

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