- About OCSW
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Welcome to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW). 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 1:30 p.m. Current meeting locations are listed below.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Will Rogers Building - Room 216
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Nominations are now open for the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame
History has shown us time and time again that women can be every bit as successful as men but despite the things women have accomplished, discovered or invented, famous women in history don’t seem to be quite as well-known as their male counterparts. In our state, the Commission on the Status of Women would like to recognize women involved in a particular discipline, profession or field who has made contributions of significant and recognizable change affecting the lives of women and families, regardless of whether the candidate is living or deceased.
As a guide for choosing a woman to nominate, consider the following questions:
• What enduring contributions has she made?
• How has she positively impacted women and girls?
• Is the community/state/nation or world better for the contributions of the nominee?
• Are people in general better because of the accomplishments of the nominee?
• Are women in the state, the region, the United States and/or world better? Has their status improved or opportunities increased because of the contributions of the nominee?
• Is her particular profession or field better because of the contributions of the nominee?
Various categories of disciplines, professions or fields may include but are not limited to: Arts, Business, Community Services, Public Service, Sciences
Submit the nomination form and supporting materials to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. Deadline for the nominations is January 16, 2017.