What we do
The Office of Engagement for Women (OEW) promotes economic, educational, and social opportunities for Philadelphia’s women, girls, and individuals who identify as female. We support public policy and advocacy initiatives relating to:
- Leadership development.
- Health and wellness.
- Civic engagement.
- Gender equality.
- Social justice.
As part of our work, we support the efforts of the Philadelphia Commission for Women. OEW is part of the larger Office of Public Engagement.
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Oct9Event60 Minutes. Period.10:00 am to 11:00 amEvent
60 Minutes. Period.October 9, 202110:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
Join ZenaEmpowered and the Philadelphia Commission for Women for 60 Minutes. Period. for a virtual discussion on menstruation on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Throughout the ages, women and girls have been marginalized because they have periods. In 60 minutes, hear how to be an advocate for yourself, gain comfort and confidence with your period, and learn about ways we can collaborate to remove barriers to equality imposed on women and girls because we have periods.
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Jovida Hill was appointed by Mayor Kenney in June 2016. Prior to joining the administration, she was an award-winning writer and producer of more than 200 films and videos for the education, broadcast and training markets. Her work has included the civil rights documentary series In the Land of Jim Crow, which documents poignant first-person accounts of the African American struggle for justice and equality; the series Reinventing Democracy, hosted by noted historian Douglas Brinkley; and the series Celebrate, which introduces children to multi-cultural celebrations that herald our differences to amplify our similarities. A founding member of the African Sisterhood and Women Gather Conference, Hill currently serves on the boards of the Black Women’s Health Alliance and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.