Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame – Mary Lou Baker, Kathleen “Scotty” Culp, and Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all citizens of Florida.
2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and the 100th inductee. The induction ceremony will take place on September 27, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the annual Future of Florida Forum. This centralized location and expanded celebration presents a greater opportunity to recognize the many ways that women’s history has become woven into the fabric of our state and national story in a more meaningful way. The ceremony is open to the public and dinner tickets are available.
Welcome to the website of the Commission. We are a non-partisan body with a focus on raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of all Floridians, along with providing a collaborate platform for those seeking information on issues that affect women, girls and their families in our state.
Our goal is to provide communication, promotion, and collaboration among the hundreds of organizations working in all 67 counties that are focused on the welfare of the women of Florida. We are all interested in improving the well-being of Florida women and girls – and by extension, all Floridians. In doing so, we strive to be a resource for lawmakers, businesses, and residents so they have a better understanding of these important issues.
We hope that you find the events, resources, and opportunities posted on our site valuable. We try to maintain up-to-date listings to stay current with the many activities and resources for and about women in Florida, but we can only do that with your help. Please make certain we have your contact information and please send us information on your events and activities so that we can provide one more resource to those in our state focused on this important topic.
Members of the public are welcome to attend our Commission meetings and events. We encourage all who are interested in issues facing women in Florida contact us with questions and ideas.
Thank you for making the
2017 Understanding the Legislative Process
Educational Forum a huge success!
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) proudly announces the launch of its new online resource directory.The directory currently includes more than 250 listings of organizations vital to improving the status of women and families in Florida.The Florida Women’s Resource On-line Directory is a way to fill this information gap and to connect groups and organizations vital to improving the status of women and families in Florida.