About the Howard County Commission For Women

The Howard County Commission for Women was established by statute in 1980 to promote the economic, social and political equality of women. The Commission has the authority to conduct studies, review progress, recommend action, and carry out activities to support this purpose. This may include:

  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information to assist in changing attitudes and eliminating discriminatory behavior
  • Studying conditions which demonstrate inequalities and unmet needs concerning women, issuing position papers, and recommending procedures or legislation to remedy them
  • Stimulating efforts to expand educational and employment opportunities for women
  • Promoting recognition of women’s accomplishments
  • Publicizing activities and services of interest to women 


News & Upcoming Events


As women across the nation are breaking barriers and making history, the Commission was excited to present the results of the 'So She Did' campaign in March during National Women's History Month. Twenty women were recognized for their contributions to the Howard County community through their professional work, volunteerism, or advocacy efforts. Watch the video below for more information, and view the honorees' profiles on the commission's Facebook page.


The Commission for Women would like to hear more about the issues that are important to you! Please take a moment to complete our brief survey to share your thoughts at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RT9RHCP. Thank you for your continuing support of the Commission!

During the current pandemic, meetings are held virtually via WebEx; meeting time is subject to change; please call 410-313-6400 to verify. All meetings of Howard County boards and commissions are open to the public, except under those circumstances in which a closed meeting is permitted by law. NOTE: If you need accommodations to participate in these meetings, please call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) at least seven days in advance.