Mayor's Office of Engagement for Women

Philadelphia Commission for Women

Our mission

The Philadelphia Commission for Women works to improve the lives of Philadelphia’s women, girls, and individuals who identify as female. In addition to advising City government on matters of public policy, the commission hosts public forums on issues that impact women. Topics have included:

  • Wage equity.
  • Education.
  • Violence against women.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Economic development.

Ten members of the commission are chosen by the Mayor, while the rest are selected by members of City Council.


City Hall
Room 115
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Work Phone:


Jovida Hill, Executive director

Felicia Harris, Chair

Karen Bojar, PhD, Vice chair

Noelle Marconi, Co-chair, Policy and Advocacy

Vanessa Fields, Co-chair, Policy and Advocacy

Dawn Chavous, Secretary

State Rep. Morgan Cephas (192nd District)

Kadidja Cisse

Katelyn Feldstein, Esq.

Marleny Franco, MD

Aleida Garcia

Khara Garcia

Lisa Holgash

Roxanne Horrell, Esq.

Farzana Rashid Hossain, MD

Lois (Soon Chun) Kang

Danielle McDermond

Shelley Sylva, Esq.

Jennifer M. Slavic

Julia Terry

Nina Tinari

Leigh Whittaker, Esq.

Lexi White

Tiphanie White

Tonie Willis