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The Indiana Commission for Women is a bi-partisan advisory commission of fourteen appointed members from across the State. Established in 1992 by Executive Order and enacted as a State Commission in 1996 through the passage of Senate Bill 500, the ICW is symbolic of Indiana's commitment to improving the quality of life for women and families. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore.
Our mission… is to assess the needs of Indiana women and their families and to work strategically for systematic change in the way our State, our communities and our political, economic and educational spheres interact with them. The ICW is committed to the full participation of women in all areas, making Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.
The ICW accomplishes this mission by:
Our purpose…. is to foster a greater understanding of 21st century women's issues and to encourage the full participation of the women of Indiana in government, politics, business, education, the judicial system and all other aspects of life.