THE FRIENDS COSW

Founded in 1976, the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women organizes events in the community to raise public awareness and funding for work of the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women. The three key policiy areas we focus our work on are stopping violence against women, eliminating human trafficking and promoting gender equality.



UPCOMING FRIENDS EVENTS

Visit our events page for additional listings and a calendar of events and gatherings hosted/organized by our community partners.
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 PM • YWCA, 940 Powell Street, San Francisco
Friday, November 03, 2017 8:30 AM • Golden Gate Ballroom @ the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHAT'S NEW

 New Leadership

Congratulations to our new executive committee: Linda Calhoun (president), Katharine Earhart (vice president), Patricia Bovan Campbell (secretary), and Iraina Miles (treasurer).

We thank out going President Marjan Philhour for her service and welcome new board members: Molly Colten, Leah Pimentel, and Jane Winter.

Board of Director profiles can be found here.

Board Members Pictured Left to Right: Karen McMillan, Jane Winter, Marjan Philhour, Linda Calhoun, Faye Mellos, Molly Colten, and Iraina Miles. 

 


JOIN US

Join us to pledge your support and commitment to Inspiring an Equal Future: To lead change so women and girls have equal opportunity and are free from violence.



SUPPORT OUR WORK

Helps us implement Friends initiatives and programs not funded by the City of San Francisco such as:

Freedom FWD: Working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of youth in San Francisco and supporting survivors.

Gender Equality Principles Initiative:  Providing companies with practical standards, tools, and resources to improve gender equality from the factory floor to the boardroom.

100 Girls Who Will One Day Influence the World: Mentoring and providing pathways for girls to seek opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Grant funding for organizations like SFCAHT and its Anti-Human Trafficking Teen Poster Contest


VOLUNTEER

Lead Change to Make a Difference - Whether you can give a few minutes a day, a few hours a week or a couple of months during the year, there is a place for you with the Friends to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in San Francisco.  Complete the online volunteer interest form to help us best determine how we can meet your needs and ours.

We are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:

- Fundraising and Development

- Membership Management

- Phone Banking

- Volunteer Recruitment

- Website Development and General IT Support

              Affliated Service Providers Seeking Volunters:

                 - Asian Women's Shelter

EVENTS

CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards - We are now planning for our annual fundraising event. Awards are given for leadership demonstrated in multiple sectors of the community, including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media and philanthropy which represent the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) principles. We are looking for volunteers experienced in fundraising, marketing, and public relations. If you are interested, please email Verna Liza Caba at vernaliza@friendscosw.org.






International Women's Day - Share your event planning skills or ideas and help us host a city-wide celebration.  With women and men joining forces each of us can lead in our own way, and take bold action to accelerate gender parity.  If you are interested, please email us at womensf@friendscosw.org.

The Friends will celebrate International Women's Day 2018 on Friday, March 9th.







CONTACT US

Mailing Address:

Friends COSW

PO Box 191482

San Francisco, CA 94119


Phone: 415.779.6636 

Email:  womensf@friendscosw.org

Newsletter and Calendar Listing: news@friendscosw.org


Executive Director:

Verna Liza Caba

vernaliza@friendscosw.org 



        

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P.O. Box 191482 • San Francisco, California 94119 • 415.779.6636 • womensf@friendscosw.org • Tax ID #51-0183349