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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

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Every woman has a story. Whose will you tell?

The National Women's History Project has designated 'Celebrating Women Who Advocate for Equity,Diversity and Inclusion' as the theme for Women's History Month in 2024, to honor the achievements of women, both past and present, who have played a significant role in bringing about change in their respective fields.

The essay contest is open to all high school students in Howard County, regardless of whether they attend a public or private school, or are home-schooled. Essays must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Essay winners will receive a gift card as follows

  • 1st Place $200;
  • 2nd Place, $100;
  • 3rd Place, $50

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Commission Information

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Meeting Schedule

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The Commission for Women meets on the third Wednesday of every month, from 7 to 9 p.m. Meeting are currently being held virtually via Webex. To join the meeting:

Join from the meeting link: https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=m2b025f06a94f176c8f00e2ad94c7744b

Join by meeting number: Meeting number (access code): 

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

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Board Members

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The Commission is comprised of twelve members, including one high school student, who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Current members are:

  • Jessica Epps, Chair
  • Jessica Nichols, Vice Chair
  • Sherine Hargrove, Recording Secretary
  • Isabella Clancy, Student Commissioner
  • Mae Beale
  • Farida Guzdar
  • Homayara Aziz
  • Kashonna Marrow
  • Maxine F. Kellman-Allen
  • Rhonda Jones
  • Natasha Blount
  • Stephanie Adibe, Executive Secretary

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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2023

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December 2023

  • Meeting Cancelled

November 2023

October 2023

  • Meeting Cancelled

September 2023

August 2023

  • No Meeting-Summer Break

July 2023

  • No Meeting-Summer Break

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023

 

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    2022

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    2022 CFW Priorities

    December 13, 2022

    November 29, 2022

    October 23, 2022

    September 13, 2022

    March 8, 2022

    January 11, 2022

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    2021

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    November

    September

    June

    April

    March

    February

    January

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    2020

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    December

    • No Meeting

    November

    October

    September

    • No Meeting

    August

    • No Meeting

    July

    • No Meeting

    June 

    May

     

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