The Board of County Commissioners appointed 10 women and 10 students to the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls, including Mariemont High School junior Jillian Teeters.
The Commission, which was created to promote the economic prospects of women and encourage women to attain positions of leadership, delivered a report titled “A Seat at the Table” in 2018. That report included recommendations on economic and pay equity, women in leadership, safety, empowering women’s voices and holistic support.
“It is exciting to install this impressive group to the Commission on Women and Girls,” says Commission President Denise Driehaus, who proposed the creation of a Women and Girls Commission early last year. “They will build on the initiatives of the first Commission and add their perspective and enthusiasm to the work.”
The Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls is unique among similar initiatives in other cities because a third of its members are students under the age of 18. Newly installed Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas joined Commission President Denise Driehaus yesterday in welcoming incoming appointees. “Whenever we have an opportunity to empower women or girls, we need to take it,” she said. “This commission is a vehicle to make that happen.”
The Commission will hold its first meeting soon to develop a workplan and goals in February.
For more information and to read the report of the 2018 Commission on Women & Girls, click here.