Los Angeles County Commission for Women

On March 18, 1975, a motion was introduced to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to prepare a draft ordinance to establish an independent County Commission for Women. A 15-member commission was created to represent the special interests and concerns of women of all races, ethnic and social backgrounds, religious convictions, sexual orientation and social circumstances.




Upcoming Events


The Los Angeles County Commission for Women's

Resilience Scholarship Program



The scholarship program created in 1999 The Commission has taken proceeds from its annual event Women of the Year Luncheon in order to provide over 300 young women supplemental educational scholarships.  These girls and their special and varied circumstances are given the option to use their funds not solely for tuition; but for such fundamental things as books, medical insurance, school supplies, child care and clothing.

The goal of the Commission is to have equal representation from each Supervisorial District. Therefore, first-time candidates must reside in Los Angeles County.  

Application for the 2016 Educational Scholarship is now available.  Applications MUST be received in our office no later than May 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.   


2016 Report on the

Status of Women in Los Angeles County



The Los Angeles County Commission for Women is pleased to announce that earlier this year they commissioned Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) to conduct research on the condition and status of Los Angeles County’s 5.1 million women and girls.


We encourage you to read this fascinating portrait of how LA County women and girls are faring across a broad range of economic and social indicators.  The snapshot of the status of women and girls in our county offered by this report will help guide the LACCW in our work. In the coming months, we will engage with the Board of Supervisors, County departments, and community groups to disseminate these findings and identify how together we can improve the quality of life and well-being of women and girls.


Executive Summary- released at the annual Women of the Year awards on March 14, 2016


2016 Report on the Status of Women in Los Angeles County Complete Report




Internship Opportunities Are Now Available!

Who Qualifies?

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To view the Commission for Women Internship Project #1084

(Research/Staff Assistant Intern)

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Contact Us

  Commission for Women
  Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  500 West Temple Street, Room B-50
  Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: 213 974-1455
Facsimile: 213 633-5102
Email: LACCW@bos.lacounty.gov

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