Hamilton County Commission on Women & Girls

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"A Seat at the Table"

We find ourselves at a moment in time for women in society. All around us, in the news, on social media, and even in the streets, women are making their voices heard, but real & sustained change only comes when women have a seat at the table.

While women make up 50% of the population, they do not enjoy equal representation in the institutions making decisions that influencing their live, careers, and well-being. When women don't have a seat at the table, it is difficult to accomplish things like:

  • Achieving pay equity and employment opportunity across genders,
  • Having more women in leadership positions, and
  • Ensuring women & girls' health and safety

Women "having a seat at the table" means having empowered voices which are heard. It means keeping one's seat, being supported, and being influential. It means creating awareness of different perspectives and enhancing teachable moments. Organizations do better when women have a seat at the table.

This Commission was formed to give women a seat at the table, a powerful platform to help turn rhetoric into action.

We are excited for this opportunity to contribute to our community, and we look forward to working with community partners, companies, schools and governments to enact sustainable changes.