Arlington Commission on the Status of Women

Arlington Commission on the Status of Women The Commission advises the County on violence against women, healthcare, gender discrimination, economic opportunities, caregiving and education issues.

Abouth the Commission: The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) consists of volunteer members appointed by the Arlington County Board for three-year terms. The Commission was first established in 1974 as an advisory committee to the County Board. In 1980, the Board redesigned the committee as a permanent commission to advise the County on a variety of issues affecting women today. A Resource & Advocate: The Commission serves as a community resource and advocate for women seeking to continuously advance and inform women in Arlington County on legal and human rights, economic equality, equal employment, and state legislation. Since its inception, the Commission has addressed a number of needs and concerns in the community. The Commission works to maintain an active voice in state legislation by continuously expressing opinions and suggestions for the County Board on legislative bills. Past issues in legislative bills supported by the Commission include, reactivation and funding of the Virginia Commission on Women; increasing penalties of stalking with a weapon; reducing state sales tax on food; and supporting victim participation and plea agreements. An Advisor: CSW advises other County advisory groups, as well as the community, on issues of concern to women and serves as a liaison to help the County address these issues. The Commission carries out these functions through public forums, reports to the County Board, public appearances, cooperative efforts with the County and other local women’s organizations, and developing workshops that address diverse issues of concern for the community such as, health, financial, and safety issues.

Mission: Working to advance initiatives and policies that empower women and serving as a community advocate and resource on the social and economic interests of all Arlington women.

Operating as usual

This was one of the Commission’s legislative priorities submitted to the county this year, and we are so excited to see ...
01/24/2020
Virginia Senate Passes Bill for Schools to Provide Menstrual Products

This was one of the Commission’s legislative priorities submitted to the county this year, and we are so excited to see it moving forward!

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to include free menstrual products in their bathrooms. Senate Bill 232 applies to schools that educate fifth-to-12th graders. According to the Virginia Department of Education, this encompasses 132 school districts and al...

Katie Cristol
10/12/2019

Katie Cristol

I remember mornings spent tabling with the Commission on the Status of Women at Congressman Jim Moran’s annual women’s issues conferences - I’m so glad that Congressman Don Beyer has continued and built upon the tradition to with inspiring (and packed!) annual Women’s Summits.

Many community leaders gathering at George Mason this morning; great to see Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Arlington chapter of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. and especially the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women, which is doing excellent outreach on paid family leave in our community.

Thanks again to everyone who attended this year's Women of Vision Awards, especially our award winners and their friends...
06/27/2019

Thanks again to everyone who attended this year's Women of Vision Awards, especially our award winners and their friends and family, as well as elected officials and other members of the community! #WOV2019

Each year, since 1998, the Commission honors women who are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Photography by Terry Belt

Each year, since 1998, the Commission  honors women who are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to im...
06/27/2019

Each year, since 1998, the Commission honors women who are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Photography by Terry Belt

Each year, since 1998, the Commission honors women who are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Photography by Terry Belt

06/26/2019
2019 Women of Vision Award - Non Profit

Julia Tanner is the president and founder of the Virginia Equal Rights Coalition, a Virginia-based not-for-profit coalition of individuals and organizations supporting ratification by the Commonwealth of Virginia of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. During the past year, she has worked tirelessly presenting about the history and future impact of ratifying the ERA.

06/26/2019
2019 Women of Vision Award - Busineess

Sandra Redmore is Executive Director of the Clarendon Childcare Center, a child development program that provides a creative environment to nurture the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of children from ages 2 to 6. Under her leadership, the school focuses on learning, which is fostered through exploration and play.

06/26/2019
2019 Women of Vision Award - Government

Melodee Melin was hired by Arlington County in 1974 as the first staff person to specialize in low- and moderate-income housing. Her Arlington career spanned more than 19 years, during which she served as the initial Section 8 Coordinator and later as Section Chief for housing rehabilitation and development. Her leadership of affordable housing initiatives in Arlington created a foundation for sustained success, serving 1400 low-income households annually during her tenure.

06/25/2019

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight at our 33rd Annual Women of Vision awards as we honor 3 incredible women for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community. #WOV2019

$25 is the suggested donation for a ticket to this year’s ceremony. Guests can pay at the door (CASH or CHECK only)

06/14/2019

The commission recently met with members of the Age Friendly Arlington Task Force to learn more about how the Arlington County Commission on Aging is working to identify key areas of focus to make Arlington even more Age Friendly. Please take their short survey to share you ideas on what would make Arlington more Age Friendly! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T69SG9D

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will honor three women for the 2019 Arlington County Women ...
06/04/2019
Arlington Honors 2019 Women of Vision - Newsroom

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will honor three women for the 2019 Arlington County Women of Vision for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community. The women will be recognized during a ceremony on Tuesday, June 25. Here are the honorees:

GOVERNMENT: Melodee Melin
BUSINESS: Sandra Redmore
NONPROFIT: Julia Tanner

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlington-honors-2019-women-of-vision/

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women to honor three women for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community.

Today is the LAST day to nominate a Woman of Vision for this year's 2019 Women of Vision awards! Don't delay!! #WOV2019 ...
05/10/2019

Today is the LAST day to nominate a Woman of Vision for this year's 2019 Women of Vision awards! Don't delay!! #WOV2019 bit.ly/WOV2019

Today's the last day to nominate a woman of vision! The 2019 Awards Committee seeks nominations for this year’s awardees...
04/26/2019
CSW Women of Vision Nomination Form - Advisory Groups & Commissions

Today's the last day to nominate a woman of vision!

The 2019 Awards Committee seeks nominations for this year’s awardees across the following categories:

(1) Business, (2) Non-profits, and (3) Government

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019, close of business and may be submitted online here: https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-nomination-form/

CSW Women of Vision Nomination Form Name First Last TitleRelationship to NomineeAddress Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Country Email Category Business Non-Profit Government Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Post...

CSW is participating in International Anti-Street Harassment Week for the first time this year. We will be helping WMATA...
04/09/2019
New Metro campaign aims to STOP harassment | WMATA

CSW is participating in International Anti-Street Harassment Week for the first time this year. We will be helping WMATA announce its new STOP campaign at 🚇 stations this afternoon.
Thanks Stop Street Harassment, Collective Action for Safe Spaces and WMATA! #meetusonthestreets

Metro today announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to STOP harassment. The new ads will begin running in stations tomorrow in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Stop Street Harassment Week. The ads, developed in partnership with Stop Street Harassment and Collective...

The deadline for nominating someone for our Women of Vision awards is one month from today! Don't delay - nominate someo...
03/26/2019

The deadline for nominating someone for our Women of Vision awards is one month from today! Don't delay - nominate someone today! BIT.LY/WOV2019

Do you know a woman of vision? Does she live, work or volunteer in Arlington? We are seeking nominations for this year’s...
02/07/2019

Do you know a woman of vision? Does she live, work or volunteer in Arlington?

We are seeking nominations for this year’s Women of Vision awards across the following categories:

(1) Business, (2) Non-profits, and (3) Government

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019 http://bit.ly/WOV2019

Do you know a woman of vision? Each year the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women honors women for their a...
01/13/2019

Do you know a woman of vision?

Each year the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women honors women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women, through the Women of Vision Awards. The 2019 Awards Committee seeks nominations for this year’s awardees across the following categories: (1) Business, (2) Non-profits, and (3) Government

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019 http://bit.ly/WOV2019

Katie Cristol
01/11/2019

Katie Cristol

After many years, a big coalition of partners, and a federal Office of Violence Against Women grant, Arlington’s Safe Havens site is open!

This child-centered facility, with dedicated professionals, offers a safe space for supervised visitation and exchanges in families with a history of domestic violence. It’s a haven for parents and children experiencing challenges and hard transitions, and will allow our Juvenile & Domestic Courts to balance parental rights, partner safety and the best interests of children.

Most importantly, Safe Havens is about equity in our community. Domestic violence affects all economic classes, but whether families have the supports they need to overcome trauma is too often a function of resources. Local costs for private supervised visitation services in our area average $63/hour - out of reach for our working families. More than 95% of the dozens of families who will be served by our (free) Safe Havens site are low or median income.

Terrific workshop today offering tips for success at the Arlington Fall Career Fair! Thanks to Amy Seales of the Arlingt...
10/13/2018

Terrific workshop today offering tips for success at the Arlington Fall Career Fair! Thanks to Amy Seales of the Arlington Employment Center for expert advice! Don't miss the Career Fair this Wednesday -- register at aecjobfair2018.eventbrite.com. #WomenInBusiness

There's still time to reserve your space at our FREE workshop tomorrow on tips for success at the Arlington Job Fair.  D...
10/12/2018
You're Hired! Tips for Success at Arlington Job Fair

There's still time to reserve your space at our FREE workshop tomorrow on tips for success at the Arlington Job Fair. Don't miss it! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youre-hired-tips-for-success-at-arlington-job-fair-tickets-50360197707?aff=efbeventtix

Looking for a new job? Ready to make a career transition? The Arlington Job Fair is a great way to kickstart your career! If you want to rock the Job Fair, this is the workshop for you. A professional career counselor will provide tips for success at the Job Fair. Get a leg up on the competition! Sa...

Arlington Commission on the Status of Women's cover photo
07/16/2018

Arlington Commission on the Status of Women's cover photo

Thank you to everyone who attended the Women of Vision awards on Tuesday! Photos of the event have been posted - please ...
06/29/2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Women of Vision awards on Tuesday! Photos of the event have been posted - please feel free to tag yourself in the photos.

Photo credit: Terry Belt

Photo credit: Terry Belt
06/29/2018

Photo credit: Terry Belt

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) honored three women for the 2018 Arlington County Women of Vision for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community.

A week from today we'll be honoring the 2018 Women of Vision award winners. Join us! There's still time to RSVP.  https:...
06/19/2018
2018 Women of Vision Awards

A week from today we'll be honoring the 2018 Women of Vision award winners. Join us! There's still time to RSVP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-women-of-vision-awards-tickets-44039791201

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will honor three women for the 2018 Arlington County Women of Vision for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community. GOVERNMENT: Lauren Stienstra, Senior Manager for Research and Policy for the Ar...

FYI: The deadline for nominations for the Women of Vision Awards has been extended to Friday, April 27. https://commissi...
04/20/2018

FYI: The deadline for nominations for the Women of Vision Awards has been extended to Friday, April 27. https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-awards/

Do you know a women in Arlington making a difference?

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Women of Vision Awards. Help us recognize and honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Nominate someone today! https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-awards/

Today's the last day! Help us recognize and honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the liv...
04/20/2018
CSW Women of Vision Awards - Advisory Groups & Commissions

Today's the last day!

Help us recognize and honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington.

Find out about this year's Women of Vision awards and learn about previous winners.

Only 10 days left to submit your nomination! Each year the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women honors wom...
04/10/2018
Women of Vision Award Criteria - Advisory Groups & Commissions

Only 10 days left to submit your nomination!

Each year the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women honors women for their accomplishments & contributions.

Nominate a woman in Business, Non Profit or Government today!

WOMEN OF VISION AWARD CRITERIA Criteria The following is a description of the point values for Residency, Scope of Activity, and Measure of Impact. The ideal candidate would earn a total of 16 points: 1 for residing or working in Arlington; 5 points for the scope of their activity; and 10 points for...

There's still time to submit your nomination! Deadline is Friday, April 20. The Arlington County Commission on the Statu...
04/03/2018

There's still time to submit your nomination! Deadline is Friday, April 20.

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Women of Vision Awards.

Do you know a woman who has demonstrated a strong commitment to women’s issues and/or engaged community members around women’s issues? Nominate them today! https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-awards/

Doorways for Women and Families
03/27/2018

Doorways for Women and Families

Last week, Doorways President and CEO Caroline Jones, MSW, joined a women's roundtable discussion led by Christian Dorsey, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board, to discuss challenges and strategies to advance the status of women in Arlington, Virginia today. The conversation focused on childcare affordability, women's professional advancement, and prevention of sexual harassment, domestic violence and sex trafficking. County Board Chair Katie Cristol joined the conversation and provided critical feedback on current County initiatives, such as Project Peace. The Arlington Commission on the Status of Women will lead future discussions on these and other issues important to Arlington women.

Do you know a women in Arlington making a difference? The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking ...
03/04/2018

Do you know a women in Arlington making a difference?

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Women of Vision Awards. Help us recognize and honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Nominate someone today! https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-awards/

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Women of Vision Awards. Hel...
02/20/2018

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Women of Vision Awards. Help us recognize and honor women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington residents, especially women. Award recipients must live, work, or volunteer in Arlington. Nominate someone today! https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/commission-status-women/csw-awards/

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