Montgomery County Commission for Women

June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Girl Power Contest Extended by Montgomery County Commission for Women

The Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2020 Girl Power Contest has been extended through Friday, June 26. Here are the rules: The individual must be a Montgomery County Resident between the ages of five and 105. Submit a short story, poem, or drawing that answers: “As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Entries are Now Open for Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries from Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 105 for their fourth annual Girl Power Contest. Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings but creativity is encouraged, and alternative creative expressive submissions are welcomed. All entries must address the following […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009.  I am honored by […]

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April 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

Commission for Women Announces Winners of 2019 Girl Power Writing Contest

The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) announced winners for the third annual Girl Power Writing Contest. All county residents were encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: “If you had a super power, how would you use that power to help girls and women?” “Congratulations to the […]

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April 4, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Meet the Artist Behind Montgomery County’s Women’s History Quilt Project

Montgomery County resident and fiber artist, Anne Sanderoff-Walker helped to design and create two “Women’s History” quilts honoring 40 women for the Montgomery County Women’s History Project. The first quilt was completed in 2002, honoring 30 women of historical significance in Montgomery County. The second quilt, made in 2012, honors ten women in the county. […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Connie Morella served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1986 and represented Maryland’s 8th Congressional district in the […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

The Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces 2019 Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women invite residents to participate in its third annual Girl Power Contest. All county residents ages 5-105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: “If you had a super power, how would you use that power […]

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April 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Commission for Women Announces Winners of Girl Power Writing Contest

With more than 100 entries from students and adults from across the county, the Montgomery County Commission for Women has announced winners for its first annual Girl Power Writing Contest titled, “What’s It Mean to Be a Woman in 2017?” A committee made up of selected commissioners judged the winning entries in the four categories […]

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April 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Women Issues To Be Discussed During Public Forum on April 18

The Maryland Commission for Women (MCW) is inviting both women and men to discuss challenges women face at a public forum on April 18 in Silver Spring. MCW is continuing its listening tour across the state titled, “Voices of Maryland Women.” “We want to personally hear from Maryland women,” Yun Jung Yang, co-chair for the […]

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January 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Women’s Legislative Briefing Set for Jan. 29 in Rockville

It’s an event that organizers say attracts hundreds of people including visitors from neighboring counties and states. The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host its 37th Annual Women’s Legislative Briefing on Jan. 29 at the University at Shady Grove. “This event is an opportunity for people to learn about policy that pertains to women,” said […]

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