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

Tuesday, November 10 / 6:00 p.m. via Webex / Featuring Kaymisha Knights, BS, MS, Prevention Outreach Coordinator and Overdose Response Program Coordinator, Howard County Health Department. View the event flier for Webex log in instructions. 

  • Take our survey -- we want to hear what's important to you!
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!

NOTE: The Commission usually meets on the second Tuesday of most months at 7:00 p.m. at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 .  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.


NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Webex (Speaker from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.)

Meeting link: https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=me0561984399ab86e3f43b44e8e036c93

Meeting number: 172 580 1394

Password: Ygxvp22qyJ3

More ways to join:

Join by video system: Dial 1725801394@howardcountymd.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone: 1-650-479-3207 Call-in number (US/Canada)

Access code: 172 580 1394





The Commission