Celebrating 35 Years of Service to Women & Girls in Washington County
In Fall 2021, the Commission for Women partnered with Girls Inc. of Washington County to lead interactive activities for 4th and 5th grade girls. Session topics included goal setting, mindfulness and self care, and building self esteem.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission for Women partnered with local financial planners and entrepreneurs to promote women's financial literacy.
The Commission for Women developed Woman to Watch, an award to celebrate women making great strides in the local community in areas that impact women and young girls. Learn more about past award recipients.
For almost a decade, we hosted Circle of Sisters, an event to honor exemplary women in Washington County. The event included an academic scholarship for outstanding high school seniors. Learn more about past events.
The Commission for Women partnered with the W House, a residential and outpatient recovery center in Hagerstown, to host career development and professional etiquette classes for women in recovery from addiction.
The Commission developed "The Storybook Project" in partnership with a local jail to support motherhood during incarceration. Commissioners recorded young incarcerated women reading storybooks, then shared the books and recordings with their children.
In 2005, the Commission for Women published "Working Women: First in Their Field in Washington County," a compilation of stories from women in Washington County who were first in their fields. The book is available at Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown Community College, and the Washington County Historical Society.
TEDxHagerstownWomen 2022 speaker Amber Mowery
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