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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Webex Business Meetings
Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:30 p.m. AGENDA
Event address for attendees: https://odot.webex.com/odot/onstage/g.php?MTID=edca252105167ae8b1900945860852da8
Date and time: Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:30 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Event number / Access Code: 133 117 6395
Event password: 20201022
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING
Thursday, November, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Location and date TBD
Due to the state's restrictions for social distancing, the 2020 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame has been postponed until 2021.
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
To see a full listing of our Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame inductees, click on the link →
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]