Montgomery County Commission for Women

March 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 16, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 16, and it is National Panda Day. To celebrate, click here to watch a video of Xiao Qi Ji—the National Zoo’s 6-month-old panda cub —wrestling with a log. And as you enjoy the cuteness, here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council […]

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March 3, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Offers Free Financial Seminars for Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are offering free financial health and wellness seminars for women.  The seminars are designed to help women strengthen their knowledge on financial matters. Though the seminars are tailored for women, they are open to all county residents.  […]

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February 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County Board of Education Declares March to be Observed as Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education declared the month of March 2021 to be observed as Women’s History Month. “Throughout our country’s history, women have contributed to the values of the United States by advocating for equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all citizens…” Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith stated, in a […]

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February 5, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces Logo Contest Winner

The Montgomery County Commission for Women announced the winner of their “Create Our New Logo” contest in a press release on Thursday. The winner is longtime Montgomery County resident Sheelagh Ortega, who is originally from Lima, Peru. The design features three women of a variety of colors, which was praised by judges as a “unique […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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July 31, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Commission For Women Announces Logo Contest

The Montgomery County Commission For Women encourages residents to take part in their “Create Our New Logo” contest. Submissions will be accepted until September 1, 2020. According to a July 29 press release, “The Commission is looking for a new logo that gives voice to the work of the Commission, which is to improve and […]

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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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