Our Vision

Every woman and girl is healthy, safe, prosperous, and empowered to achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

The Washington State Women’s Commission improves the life of every woman by ensuring equitable opportunities and removing systemic barriers through engagement, advocacy, and public policy, while being inclusive of our diverse populations.


Our Director

Grace Yoo was appointed Executive Director of the Washington State Women's Commission by Governor Jay Inslee in May 2023. Before joining the Governor's cabinet, Grace worked for Starbucks, where she led the company's efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its retail stores. Her team was recognized by President Biden's administration as part of the Federal Buy Clean initiative.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Grace served as a diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, where she covered topics such as human rights and labor issues at American embassies in China, Korea, and Germany.... more

Gender Equity Abroad and At Home

Top Diplomats shed light on global priorities and challenges for gender equity.  

Women at the Capitol Event honors leaders of today, inspires leaders of tomorrow

Olympia, WA – Washington State Women’s Commission kicked of the state’s first-ever “Women MAKING History” month with a half-day event dedicated to the incredible women shaping the present and future of gender equity. 

Legislative "How To" Guide

Are you new to participating in the legislative process? Are you unsure of where to begin? We've got you!

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