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Welcome to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW). We are inside of the Will Rogers Building, located at 2401 North Lincoln Blvd. You may contact our office at 405/522-6897, or cell, 405/401-6970. Our email address is email@example.com.
We are a non-partisan state Commission, and we help enable women to make their maximum contribution to society. We do not provide direct services; instead, we inform and educate the Legislature, Executive, and Oklahoma citizens about women’s issues. We partner with other organizations and agencies statewide to provide resource information, expertise and input on women’s issues.
OCSW provides leadership and direction. We celebrate the successes of Oklahoma women and encourage women in leadership. Our Appointments Project (TAP), located under membership, directly assists women who apply for appointments on state boards and commissions.
Our LINKs establishes a registry of Commission recognized Oklahoma professional associations and organizations for the advancement of women.
Through the work of its members, OCSW helps Oklahoma women live healthier, more productive and prosperous lives. OCSW hosts the following events:
Our meetings are open to the public and are held on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Current meeting locations are listed below.
Upcoming Business Meetings
Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:00 p.m. CANCELLED
Will Rogers Building
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women's Hall of Fame. Anyone can make a nomination, and nominees may be either living or deceased.
To be eligible for nomination, the individual must:
The deadline for submission is Monday, June 1, 2020. Please follow submission process on the nomination form. To submit your nominee, click on the link below.
2020 Marks the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution: Women's Right to Vote. To read about this exciting time in history, please follow the link provided by National Archives https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured-documents/amendment-19
Congratulations to our 2019 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame Inductees
The Honorable Noma Gurich Chief Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Ms. Judy Love, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores
Ms. Ollie Starr, Cherokee Nation
Ms. Helen Freudenberger Holmes, Maj. (USA, Ret.) Posthumous
From left to right, Commissioner Linda Haneborg, Commission Chairman Riki Snyder, Ms. Andrea Holmes Volturo (accepting in memory of Helen Freudenberger Holmes, Maj (USA, Ret, ) Ms. Judy Love, The Honorable Noma Gurich, Ms. Ollie Starr, and Commissioner Denise Castelli. The event was held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Oklahoma Judicial Center in OKC. [Photo by Fran Kowaski]
2019 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame Sponsors
LAURA BETH MURPHY, ATTORNEY AT LAW
AMY, Consulting, Inc.
FRIENDS OF THE COMMISSION SPONSORS
Dr. Mehdi Adham
First Citizen Bank
Kris and Denise Kinzie
Kathy Banks - Monroe
Molly and Paul Wehrenberg
2019 Kate Barnard Awards Luncheon and Ceremony
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Oklahoma Judicial Center, Oklahoma City, OK
From left to right: Riki Snyder, OCSW Vice Chairman, Kitti Asberry, Executive Director, Leslie Osborn, Commissioner of Labor, Dr. Maria Trapp-Braly, OCSW Chairman and Karen Sneary, Commissioner and Event Chairman. [PHOTO BY SHEREE ALLEN-BLACK]