Women’s Commission, Washington State

The purpose of the Commission is to improve the wellbeing of women, by enabling them to participate fully in all fields of endeavor, assisting them in obtaining governmental services, and promoting equal compensation and fairness in employment for women. The Commission shall address issues relevant to the problems and needs of women, such as domestic violence, child care, child support, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, equal compensation and job pathways opportunities in employment, and the specific needs of women of color.
Board Websitehttps://wswc.wa.gov/commission/commissioners
Policy AreaGeneral Government
Governor Appointments9
Total Board Positions13
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.119.020
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?Yes
CompensationExpense Reimbursement in Accordance with RCW 43.03.050 & 43.03.060
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term LimitsNone
Member Requirements: The Commission consists of nine general public members. The Governor shall consider nominations for membership based upon maintaining a balanced and diverse distribution of ethnic, geographic, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, and occupational representation; where practicable.