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.
In partnerships with women across the Commonwealth and allied organizations, please join us on May 21, from 9 am to 1 pm for this important program and make your voice heard by visiting with legislators to speak about issues that affect you, your family, and your community.
Victoria A. Budson
Vice Chair, Boston
Joanne Fitzgerald McCrea
Legislative and Public Policy Committee Chair, Salem
Program and Planning Committee Co-Chair, Worcester
Budget and Personnel Committee Chair, Springfield
Hanishi Thanawalla Ali
Maureen F. Curley