The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality. The Commission is composed of 19 volunteer commissioners, who dedicate their time to assessing the status of women in the Commonwealth and pushing for beneficial legislative changes. The commissioners are appointed by one of four appointing authorities: the Governor, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House, and the Caucus of Women Legislators.
For more information see: About the Commission.
The Commission hosts several annual events each year, such as our Unsung Heroine initiative, Advocacy Day and four public hearings. The latter two events are open to the public. The Commission also holds monthly meetings open to the public, typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please consult our Calendar for more information and confirm the date and time with our office.
Learn about the various ways you can become involved in the activities of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to improve access to opportunities and equality in the Commonwealth.
- Margot Parrot
Commission Chair, Athol
- Mary-dith Tuitt
Commission Vice-Chair, Program and Planning Committee Co-Chair, Boston
- Nina Joan Kimball
- Sarah C. la Cour
- Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
Program and Planning Committee Co-Chair, Springfield
- Penny Blaisdell
- Denella J. Clark
- Marianne Fleckner
Budget and Personnel Committee Co-Chair, Westford
- Becca Glenn
Legislative and Public Policy Committee Co-Chair, Waltham
- Denise Hurst
- Joanne Fitzgerald McCrea
- Maria Puppolo
- Sara G. Schnorr
Legislative and Public Policy Committee Co-Chair, Holliston
- Lauren Scribi
Budget and Personnel Committee Co-Chair, Quincy
- Reena I. Thadhani