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May 13 2022

Despite the global pandemic, new business applications in the U.S. hit a new record last year. In fact, 77% of small business owners feel optimistic about their company’s future, according to the latest... more

May 10 2022

Until fifty years ago, the methods for ending an unwanted pregnancy in the United States included intentionally falling down stairs, ingesting poisons, using instruments like coat hangers, risking the unregulated market, or searching for a... more

Apr 27 2022

Thank you to all who joined our April 21st event, “The Pandemic’s Toll on Latinas: A Conversation with Latina Leaders in Washington State.”

We especially want to thank the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs for co-hosting the... more

Apr 4 2022


“Sexual harassment is strangely taboo.  We say we have evolved, but women are still discouraged from calling it out when it happens. And we don’t feel comfortable talking about it... more

Mar 28 2022

On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, a group of dynamic Black women leaders came together from across the region to hold three panel conversations around the topic of... more

Mar 15 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held a “Breaking Barriers: Challenge Course & Community Kickback” event on Saturday, March 12, 2022 in the Machinists District 751... more

Jan 6 2022

The Washington State Women's Commission is proud to present its inaugural Marian Wright Edelman Award to Senator Claire Wilson and Representative Tana Senn for their work behind the historic Fair Start for Kids Act, which has placed... more

Dec 3 2021

Thank you to all who joined us on Wednesday, December 1, in-person or virtually, for a fireside chat between Carmen Best, author of ‘Black in Blue: Lessons on Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Racial Reconciliation,' and Commission Chair... more

Nov 30 2021


This month, to continue our monthly highlight of women in leadership in Washington State, the Commission sat down for an interview with the Commission... more

Nov 29 2021

Thank you to all of those who attended our conversation with Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah!

We want to once again express our thanks to Secretary Shah and his team at the Department of Health for taking time to... more

Oct 18 2021

Maria Chavez-Wilcox is the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Seattle King Snohomish chapter. As the first Latina CEO of the organization, she holds over 30 years of... more

Oct 15 2021


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time dedicated to validating and uplifting survivors and their experiences, and for advocating for behavioral, cultural, and systemic... more

Oct 4 2021

On October 2, 2021 people across the nation gathered to rally for basic reproductive rights in response to Texas' Senate Bill 8, also known as the Texas abortion law, that seeks to restrict women's access to abortion.

In Washington State... more