Thursday, June 15, 2017

From the Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

National Association of Commissions for Women Conference: July 12-16

The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will host the 47th annual conference of the National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) in Buffalo July 12–16. Members of state, city, and county commissions throughout the United States will convene to share best practices, receive updates on current legislation and public policy affecting women, and collaborate on addressing economic inequality and other issues affecting women and girls.

The theme, Embracing Our Past, Empowering Our Future (PDF, 1.6 MB), is a perfect way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York state.

The conference will include a Girls Summit on Saturday, July 15, focusing on social, political, and economic empowerment. We are actively recruiting middle school– and high school–age girls to attend. Scholarships are available.

Please consider the opportunity to attend the NACW national conference, and please disseminate this information to your colleagues. I hope you will join us.

For more information or to register, please visit the NACW conference website.