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Commission for Women

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The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) is both an advisory board and a department of the Montgomery County Government. The advisory board, comprised of 15 volunteer citizens from the community:

  • focuses primarily on identifying inequities in laws, policies, practices and procedures, and recommending and promoting remedies
  • conducts research and investigations, analyzes economic, political, and social trends, and provides education on women's issues in the community
  • holds hearings and publishes informational materials
  • holds an annual legislative briefing in conjunction with many other women's organizations
  • sets priority projects annually

The Montgomery County Commission for Women no longer provides individual or group counseling. However, we still provide seminars on divorce & custody, financial management and other pertinent topics.  Please check our Facebook page for dates and times of upcoming seminars.  If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, call (240) 777-8333.

2015 Women's Legislative Briefing



Co-sponsors networking directory


CFW Meetings

All meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.  Meetings are held at 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Settlement Conference Room. Meetings dates and times are subject to change so it is always a good idea to call ahead before attending. To RSVP for a meeting, please call (240) 777-8333.

Future meetings:

September 10, 2015
October 8, 2015
November 12, 2015
December 10, 2015

Meeting Minutes


CFW Projects


National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW)



The Commission for Women was established by an act of law in 1972 to advocate for equal rights for women.


Pictures and bios of current commissioners

Commission for Women’s 2015 Advocacy Policy Priorities:

  • Economic Empowerment for Women and Families
    Paid leave, workplace flexibility, health care, retirement and other benefits, minimum wage, child care
  • Health and Safety for Women and Girls
    Domestic Violence, human trafficking, women’s health disparities, wellness, risks facing teens
  • Unique Challenges Facing Women
    Senior women, immigrant women, single mothers, young women and girls
  • Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    Educational, vocational and cultural challenges
  • Fairness in Family Law
    Legislative issues, access to information, representation and services