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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.

Get Involved

Get Involved

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.

Register for Advocacy Day

In partnerships with women across the Commonwealth and allied organizations, please join us on May 7, 2015 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.

Commissioners

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Public Hearing in Holyoke, MA

    Date: October 22, 2014
    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, Room 205, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA  01040

  • Full Commission Meeting

    Date: November 19, 2014
    Time: TBA

    Location: TBA

  • Massachusetts Regional Women's Commissions Meeting

    Date: November 19, 2014
    Time: TBA

    Location: TBA

  • Full Commission Meeting

    Date: December 10, 2014
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Charles F. Hurley Building, Rm 307C, 19 Staniford St. Boston, MA

  • Full Commission Meeting

    Date: December 10, 2014
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Charles F. Hurley Building, Rm 307C, 19 Staniford St. Boston, MA

  • Public Hearing in Attleboro, MA

    Date: January 28, 2015
    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Attleboro Public Library 

  • Full Commission Meeting

    Date: January 28, 2015
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Location: Attleboro Public Library

  • Public Hearing in Southbridge, MA

    Date: February 26, 2015
    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge

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