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Commission on the Status of Women

Published on: 7/7/2016 3:21 PM

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2016 CSW Commissioners from left to right: (Back Row) Jennifer Briscoe, Joanna Molina, Chandra Lopez Brooks, Yvette Farias, Suzanne Doty, Shanta Franco-Clausen; (Front Row) Christina Ramos, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Michelle Osorio, and Maria Garcia

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Mission Statement

To act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors to study and investigate conditions which demonstrate discrimination or prejudice because of sex and gender.


 Membership Roster


The Commission is composed of 15 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors with a term of three years.  All members represent the community at large and should reside within Santa Clara County.

​- Chandra Brooks ​- Michelle Osorio ​- Suzanne Doty
​​- Maria Garcia ​- Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto ​- Gladys Eng
​- Christina Ramos - Yvette Farias ​- Marian Brown
- Joanna Molina ​- Yan Zhao ​- Guadalupe Rodriguez, Chair
- Jennifer Briscoe - Shanta Franco-Clausen - Susan Ellenberg


​Apply to serve on the Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) hosts monthly, public meetings on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose, Room 157.

2016 Women's Equality Day Celebration

CSW Reports and Resolutions

CSW Jail Monitoring Program

Apply for a Mini-Grant​​​​​​​​​​​