Charles County Commission for Women

Charles County Commission for Women The Charles County Commission for Women works to raise awareness of issues affecting women and families. The Charles County Commission for Women was established on April 23, 1996, by the Charles County Board of Commissioners for the following purposes: 1) To act as a referral agency source for women needing assistance. 2) To support and encourage volunteer programs of benefit to women. 3) To publicize activities and services of interest to women. 4) To encourage educational and job training opportunities for women. 5) To promote public forums on women’s needs and problems. 6) To advocate and publicize newly passed proposed legislation that affects women. 7) To promote continued equal opportunity in education, employment, sports and health care for women. 8) To operate at all times and in all matters as a non-political, non-partisan commission.

Charles County Government Mission Statement – The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Vision Statement – Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation. Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion,

Mission: The Charles County Commission for Women works to raise awareness of issues affecting women and families by serving as a conduit between women and existing services and advocating for programs, education, and legislation.

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06/05/2020

Congratulations Graduates! The Charles County Commission for Women celebrates you!

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06/04/2020
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05/30/2020
Making a Difference During the COVID19 Pandemic

Here is the first of our CCCW Virtual Workshop Series - Making a Difference During the COVID19 Pandemic, moderated by our own Kaprece James!!! Find out how to safely get involved and give back!

A panel of experts offering information on how to safely volunteer during this high risk time and the benefits of volunteerism.

05/08/2020
In honor of Women’ History Month we celebrate Amanda Yowell. Amanda Yowell is the drug court coordinator for the Charles...
03/31/2020

In honor of Women’ History Month we celebrate Amanda Yowell.

Amanda Yowell is the drug court coordinator for the Charles County Circuit Court Family Recovery Court. In this position she currently participates with the Charles Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counsel, the Charles County Children and Family Community Partnership team, and the Charles County Early Childhood Advisory Counsel.
Amanda Yowell worked as the Charles County domestic violence advocate for three years with the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy (SMCFA), a non-profit law office providing advocacy and legal representation. She later moved into the position of office manager in the agency’s Hollywood office. While at SMCFA, Amanda served on the Charles County Circuit Court Domestic Violence team and the St. Mary’s County Domestic Violence Collaborative Case Management team.
Amanda received her A.A. degree from the College of Southern Maryland and obtained a B.S. in Legal Studies from Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida. She also served as the Vice-President of the Hodges University Legal Society.
Currently, Amanda volunteers on the Steering Committee for the newly formed I Am St. Mary’s women’s group working to advance women’s rights in St. Mary’s County and as the Vice-Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County.

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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Tiffany W. Davis, P.A., MSMBefore establishing Washington Accounting Serv...
03/30/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Tiffany W. Davis, P.A., MSM

Before establishing Washington Accounting Services Inc., Tiffany W. Davis, a Charles County native, was employed within the accounting industry for over seven years. During those years, Mrs. Davis has worked in several industries such as construction, environmental, non-profit, retail, financial investment, and mortgage and banking. Mrs. Davis has a wide range of experience within the accounting industry both within the for- profit and not-for-profit sectors. For over 13 years, Washington Accounting Services has been specializing in assisting business owners and individuals in financial matters ranging from tax preparation and budgeting to payroll and CFO services. This includes training and managing business accounting staff and entrepreneurs on internal controls, accounting software, records management, tax implications and general business planning. Washington Accounting Services Inc. currently serves over 1,684 clients and has a current retention rate of 88%.
Mrs. Davis retains memberships within the following associations: National Association of Tax Professionals, National Society of Accountants, Women’s Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, and the National Association of the Self-Employed. In 2009, Mrs. Davis was awarded the Achievement Award by the National Association of the Self-Employed and gifted $30,000.00 for her business accomplishments. In addition, Mrs. Davis was invited to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama in reference to a small business briefing on healthcare and small business tax related issues. Mrs. Davis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self-Employed Magazine and in numerous newspaper articles, blogs, and radio shows for her business and tax expertise. In addition, Mrs. Davis participates in various community outreach programs, including preparing and facilitating financial seminars on tax and business planning topics by invitation from several organizations.
Mrs. Davis educates individuals by teaching Business Tax & Recordkeeping courses at the College of Southern Maryland for Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneurship Training Program with Project Opportunity, and is the Southern Maryland Business Mentor for Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s (TEDCO) Rural Business Innovation Initiative Program and is an Advisory Board Member for the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Southern Maryland teaching Economics and Business Courses as while as the instructor for the College of Southern Maryland’s Workforce Development courses in Bookkeeping Principles and Payroll Administration.
Mrs. Davis has obtained her Associate of Science Degree in Accounting from the College of Southern Maryland, a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Management with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College. With these degrees, she obtained her Public Accountant certification and Maryland Tax Preparer License and is authorized and finger printed by the Internal Revenue Service, and is a notary within the state of Maryland.

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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Nicole Anderson A dynamic and compassionate leader, Nicole Anderson, serv...
03/27/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Nicole Anderson

A dynamic and compassionate leader, Nicole Anderson, serves her community with the same commitment that she serves our country.
Ms. Anderson is a current Lieutenant with Air National Guard. She is a decorated veteran having also served as active duty United States Marine Corps for five years and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Her educational honors include graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from DeVry University.
Ms. Anderson is the President of the Waldorf Toastmasters, as well as, a Club Coach for Komen Toastmasters and was newly appointed as an Area Director within the organization for part of Southern Maryland. Under her leadership, her club has achieved the Distinguished Presidential Club award.
She is a mentor, volunteer, and active in her service to the Charles County Community.
In her limited spare time, she enjoys studying the martial art of Tae Kwan Do with her son, exploring other methods of self-improvement and developing her spiritual understanding.


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#YearoftheWomaninMaryland #100thAnniversary #womenleaders #Woman2follow #historymakers
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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Ashleigh Phillips Ashleigh’s passion for public service began during her ...
03/26/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Ashleigh Phillips

Ashleigh’s passion for public service began during her internship with Majority Leader, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland’s 5th Congressional district. In 2016, Congressman Hoyer appointed Ashleigh as a Constituent Liaison in his Southern Regional Office. In this capacity, Ashleigh’s outreach portfolio included women, veterans, seniors, and young professionals. Currently, Ashleigh serves as the Clerk for the House Committee on Homeland Security under Chairman, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson from Mississippi.
In 2018, Ashleigh was elected to the Charles County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC). The CCDCC is responsible for building the Party organization at the county level; registering Democratic voters; and encouraging Election Day turn out among Democratic voters. Ashleigh also serves on the Maryland Democratic Party Voter Protection and Engagement Committee (VPEC) and, was recently selected to serve as a Congressional Delegate for former Vice President and presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

Outside of politics, Ashleigh is very active in her church, Maple Springs Baptist Church located in Capitol Heights, MD. She has been a member of the Shekinah Glory Dance Ministry for over 15 years, and is very active as an advisor for the Youth Ministry and participates in the Young Adult Ministry.

Furthermore, Ashleigh has served in a variety of administrative and volunteer roles including as the Community Service Chair for the Congressional Black Associates, Advisory Board Member for the Charles County Department of Social Services, Board member for the Young Professionals Group of Charles County, a Mentor and Program Coordinator with HerStory Mentoring Program, a volunteer with So Others Might Eat (SOME) located in Washington, DC, and a volunteer with Howard University’s Cancer Center Men Take Ten Program Initiative.
Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University. Ashleigh is a proud member of The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

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#YearoftheWomaninMaryland #100thAnniversary #womenleaders #Woman2follow #historymakers
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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Shaquisha Bishop. Shaquisha Bishop is the President of the Southern Maryl...
03/25/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Shaquisha Bishop.

Shaquisha Bishop is the President of the Southern Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. As a Tri-county organization, comprised of families that reside in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, they work hard to spread their community service efforts, meetings and events throughout Southern Maryland. Jack and Jill is a mother’s organization dedicated to nurturing future leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Since joining in 2008, Shaquisha has supported the organization’s goal of providing their children with educational, cultural, civic and socially enriching programming. She endorses the organization’s public service efforts by supporting national or regional initiatives but believes it is also imperative to provide service to the local community. The Southern Maryland chapter strives to positively impact the lives of all children and their families by making donations as well as giving/sharing their time and talents. Service projects such as school supplies/book bags collection, snack pack donations, Adopt a Road, MLK Day of Service, canned good and food contributions, book donations, coat drives, toy donations, homeless assistance, and supporting the fight against cancer. Additionally, the chapter organizes annual fundraising events where proceeds benefit local charities (501c3) in Southern Maryland.

Shaquisha is a native of New York and came to Maryland to further her education. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a Masters from Bowie State University. Currently, she is a Benefits Information Systems Analyst. Shaquisha is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends. Shaquisha is a resident of Calvert County where she lives with her husband and their 2 kids.

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#YearoftheWomaninMaryland #100thAnniversary #womenleaders #Woman2follow #historymakers
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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Emily FerrenMy background is in special education, supporting each person...
03/24/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Emily Ferren

My background is in special education, supporting each person to reach his/her full potential. It’s been a privilege to serve as the director of Charles County Public Library, a tutor for The Judy Centers, and a Stephen Ministry leader for Grace Lutheran. In retirement, I serve on the Families in Recovery, Inc. Board and the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living Board.

I have had many community interests serving as Lt. Governor of Kiwanis, the Charles County Arts Alliance Board, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, and the Charles County Charitable Trust.

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#YearoftheWomaninMaryland #100thAnniversary #womenleaders #Woman2follow #historymakers
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In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Virginia McGrawVirginia R. McGraw is a retired Charles County Public Scho...
03/23/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Virginia McGraw

Virginia R. McGraw is a retired Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) principal who also served as a teacher and vice principal during her 25-year career with CCPS. She was the 2009 CCPS Principal of the Year, and volunteers with Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. She is an elected member of the board of directors of the Maryland Association of School Boards. She is also a member of the Charles County Retired School Personnel Association, the Education Association of Charles County and the Maryland State Education Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary special education and her master’s in special education. Mrs. McGraw and her husband have been residents of Charles County for 43 years.

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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.  The Charles County Commission for Women  will celebrate by r...
03/22/2020

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. The Charles County Commission for Women will celebrate by recognizing a women from Charles County, Maryland each day. Join us in this celebration by reading about these fascinating women and their amazing contributions to our County and Nation. Like, Comment and Share!

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#YearoftheWomaninMaryland #100thAnniversary #womenleaders #Woman2follow #historymakers
#19thamendment#WomenTrailblazers #2020Centennial #womensupportwomen #womenunited #Leadhership #strongertogether #noceiling #motivation #sheinspiresme #becauseofherstory #womenmakinghistory

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Katie Pierce. Ok sooooo I'm 37 and through one crazy path find myself as ...
03/21/2020

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Katie Pierce.

Ok sooooo I'm 37 and through one crazy path find myself as the owner of a local restaurant, Grille No. 13.

Born in Syracuse, NY and graduating from the University of Toledo, I became an English teacher at La Plata High School in 2005. As a constant overachiever, I bought a home here in Charles County in 2007. My parents and brothers (and their kids) live here and I truly love Charles county and plan to be here for a long time. I have adopted OUR home teams as well as I love The Redskins, The Nat's and The Caps!I loved teaching but always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Although there were some set backs, I have grown my business significantly over the last 5 years of operation. I am a very hard worker and it really does take up most of my life, but I am just in awe of how much I enjoy it and how it is literally the PERFECT job for me as I love to entertain and I love people. Through my development as a business owner I have focused on FOOD and PEOPLE. If I focus on those things, I believe I can never go wrong. I am also a Christian and it is very important to me. I can attribute this unbelievable path to God alone. I never preach I just don't go a day without saying it. I am madly in love with my future husband Royce (we get married on 3/28/20) and we intend to raise a family here in Charles County.

I'm just thankful every day.

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