The Columbus Women’s Commission is an advisory body to Mayor Andrew J. Ginther working to advance the economic well-being of women in our community. This diverse 24-member commission, chaired by First Lady Shannon Ginther, is comprised of passionate experts who bring diverse life experiences, stories and perspectives to guide our strategy . Our work is designed to complement and further propel the work of community organizations with similar goals of economic empowerment for women. We are focused on economic stability for women in our community, and we use our positionality to  bring issues to the forefront of the policy process, build awareness through coalition-work with community partners.

Our goal is to dismantle barriers and reduce gender-based inequities to improve the economic position of women in our community. We bring together policy experts, stakeholders, residents and neighbors, and business and non-profit communities to analyze issues impacting women and to make policy recommendations. These recommendations spur bold change and impact in our community, from policies and programs run by the City of Columbus, or influencing and empowering our community partners to take action. 

Commissioners The inaugural members of the Columbus Women’s Commission began their terms in January 2017.  - learn more