How Are The Women
and Girls of Sacramento County?

We’d like to hear from you.

 

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS,
WE DID IT!​

Thanks to your work and support, Sacramento County will have a
Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

NEW COMMISSION UPDATE

We expect our new commission to be up and running in the Fall, 2021

 

    • The inaugural commission will have 15 seats, including 3 youth. The Board of Supervisors is selecting 5 district and 3 youth seats, and the Blue Ribbon Commission selecting 7 at-large members.
    • Thank you to each of the 60 candidates who have applied! The applicant pool is very strong and we are sure that we will have a wonderful inaugural commission.
    • We hope to have an announcement about the full commission by August 26th, just in time for Women’s Equality Day.  Stay tuned for more information and to join in the celebration!

NOW, OUR REAL WORK BEGINS!
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US.

Community Support for The Commission For Women and Girls

You can support the work of our new commission by joining in the building of a community-based “Friends of the Commission” non-profit. Sign up for our list to receive updates about meetings, dates and times, and/or email us to find out more SacWomensCommission@gmail.com. 

 

BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SACRAMENTO COUNTY WOMEN'S COMMISSION

BRC REPORT TO THE BOARD

For more information about the proposed vision and mission of the new Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, check out our December, 2020 report to the Board of Supervisors.  This report will serve as a touchstone for the work of the new commission so that it begins with all of the work we have done together over the past three years.

This historic meeting will inaugurate and welcome our new commission with county and city officials, leaders from women’s commissions throughout California, members of the Blue Ribbon Commission and YOU! We’ve all worked so hard to build a strong foundation for a dynamic and successful Sacramento County commission for women and girls.

We look forward to being together on Tuesday to help launch the Commission in gratitude and celebration.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 4752 3339
Passcode: 172612

About The
Blue Ribbon Commission

The Commission met between December 2019 and November 2020 to fulfill its mandate to “advise the Board of Supervisors and public about the structure, role, value and responsibilities” of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission.  Five ad hoc advisory committees were formed to carry out this work, which culminated in a report to the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2020.

The Commission’s report was well received and resulted in a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors to establish a Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

The Blue Ribbon Commission will continue meeting through September 2021 to support formalizing the new Commission and a nonprofit “Friends of the Commission.”

 

About Women's Commissions

Women’s commissions exist to promote equality and economic and social well being for women and girls. The vision of women’s commissions internationally, nationally and across California is that all women and girls will experience fairness and equity in health care, housing, safety, high-quality education, wages and employment. Learn More.

The Work of
the blue ribbon commission

Research

the structure, role, value and responsibilities of women’s commission advisory bodies, including how and why other California counties have established women’s commissions. Also research available data about the current status of women and girls in Sacramento County.

Listen

to Sacramento County's women and girls, nonprofits, community leaders, and those serving women and girls everyday in our community. We invite you to take our survey, host and/or participate in a Listening Circle.

Advise

the Board of Supervisors and public about the role, value, structure, and responsibility of a permanent commission for women and girls in Sacramento County.

Get Involved

Through listening circles, events, outreach, surveys, and art projects, we are connecting with women and girls across Sacramento County.  Join us today as we work to uplift the voices and experiences of women and girls in Sacramento County.

 

LEARN MORE

 

JOIN US!

Monthly Meetings

We welcome you to attend our monthly Commission meetings. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis we are now holding meetings via Zoom.

Ad Hoc Committees

Please join one of our five Ad Hoc Advisory Committees: Commission Models, Community Resources, Data and Research, Needs Assessment, and Youth.

Listening Circles

Host or attend a "How Are The Women & Girls?" Listening Circle by Zoom. We will support you through the process.

SPECIAL THANKS

Our Fiscal Sponsor

Our Art Partner

Supervisor Phil Serna

Thank you to our Listening Circle Hosts

A Community For Peace

 

“Asian Pacific Island Women’s Voices: Making it Count” hosted by Advocate Sacramento, Indian Association of Sacramento, Indian Association of Sacramento, My Sister’s House

 

Foothill Farms High School/Black Child Legacy Campaign

 

Mira Loma High School

 

NxtGov

 

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Sacramento State University, College of Arts and Letters

 

St. John’s Program for Real Change

 

WEAVE

 

Women’s Wisdom Art

Connect with Us!