Philadelphia Commission for Women

Improving opportunities for civic engagement and economic success in the lives of women, girls, and those who identify as female.

Philadelphia Commission for Women

What we do

Philadelphia Commission for Women (PCW) works with organizations and social service agencies to advance gender equality and promote public discussions on issues that impact women and girls.

Topics for public discussion have included:

  • Wage equity
  • Work/life balance
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Violence against women
  • Sexual harassment
  • Education

Using data, we work with the Mayor’s Office and the Office of Public Engagement to make policy recommendations that promote social justice, equal rights, and economic opportunities.

Established in May 2015 by a vote to amend the Home Rule Charter, the commission has 27 members. Ten of these are chosen by the Mayor, and members of City Council each select one additional member.


City Hall
Room 115
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Nothing from November 30, 2018 to March 2, 2019.


Jovida Hill
Executive Director
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