The Governor’s Commission for Women
For more than 50 years, the Governor’s Commission for Women has served as a resource and champion for women throughout the state of Texas. Established by executive order in 1967, the Commission has continued to serve the state of Texas through executive order continuations from every administration since.
Our mission is to provide access to the resources and tools that empower and enable Texas women and girls so that they may live healthier, more productive and more prosperous lives.
For the 2019–2020 year, Governor Abbott charged the Commission with developing strategies and implementation plans to address two key areas:
The Commission also specializes in providing leadership through outreach, education, research and referral services in the following areas:
- Education through Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics
- Promoting Adoption and Fostering
- Women and Children’s Health
- Women Veterans and Service Members
The main activities of the Commission include developing women-owned business opportunities, promoting issues concerning Texas women, highlighting the accomplishments of notable Texas women, and responding to constituent inquiries related to women’s issues. We also serve as a liaison between Texas women and government agencies, as well as private entities addressing women’s needs.
When women are empowered and thrive; their families, businesses, and communities prosper. We are dedicated to ensuring every Texas woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential, to be free from violence, and to live her dreams.