One of the perks of heading WDC is the compliments that come my way. It does my heart good when people tell me how impressed they are with WDC’s impact. And they do – I hear wonderful things from elective officials and their staffs, from partner organizations, and from members old and new. Without our members, we have no impact, so thank you, one and all.Read More
Montgomery County faces stubborn and, in some cases, worsening patterns of inequity across race, economic status, gender, and geography. At the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday evening, March 6, WDC members and guests heard from two leading, local experts on the grave disparities for women in Montgomery County:
Diana Rubin, 2nd Vice President, Montgomery County Commission for Women and
Dr. Travis Gayles, M.D., County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services.
Our speakers presented on two troubling reports that detail uneven access and unequal outcomes across core issues such as health, education, economic security, and more. You can read the population health report here and the status of women report here. WDC Board member, Diana Edensword Conway, moderated the Q&A section that followed the presentation. The evening also offered suggestions for engagement on these critical challenges to our community.Read More
The 2019 Women’s Legislative Briefing drew a record-breaking 700 activists intent on “Igniting and Achieving Change.” The Montgomery County Commission for Women, along with a multitude of co-sponsors, including the Woman’s Democratic Club, has organized this nonpartisan, issue-oriented conference since 1980, when 200 women showed up.Read More