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WHO WE ARE 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 composed 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.

WHAT WE DO 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.

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Commissioners With 25 commissioners representing an array of backgrounds and specialties, the Columbus Women’s Commission continues to stay well positioned to recommend solutions, build partnerships and be advocates to create change for women. - learn more

Committee Members The Commission has five standing committees that bring together Commissioners, City employees and various Community partners for the collective power. - learn more

Focus Areas The Columbus Women’s Commission focuses on four key areas which are essential to women’s economic well-being. - learn more

News and Newsletters The latest news from the Women's Commission.  - learn more