The Maryland Commission for Women 

was first established in 1965 and was set in state law in 1971. 

An office in the Department of Human Services,

 the Commission is a 25-member advisory board. 

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, 

with confirmation by the 

Maryland State Senate, and serve without compensation.

Goals of the Maryland Commission for Women

Study the status of women in our state


Direct attention to critical problems confronting women


Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination


Recognize women's accomplishments and contributions


Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government

on the issues concerning the women of our state

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