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Maryland Commission for Women

Call for nominations for the Maryland Young Women Leaders Award

The Commission

2023 – 2024 Maryland Commission for Women

Pictured from Left to Right: Lauren Lambert, Sarah A. Klein, Patricia M. Lambert, Lenita Walker, Chair Tawanda A. Bailey, Jonathon Carrington, 2nd Vice Chair Beth Anne Dorman, Christine Lee, Linda Han, Pier Blake, Essita Duncan, Judi Emmel
Not pictured are: Andrea Bottner, Deborah Cartee, Gloria Dent, Kathryn M. Fiddler, Maggi Gaines, Eugenia Henry, Brenda McChriston, Jenny Pena-Dias, First Vice Chair Maxine Griffin Somerville, Evelyne Steward, Monica Watkins and Tamara E. Wilson



The Maryland Commission for Women works with Maryland State Government to advance solutions and to expand social, political and economic opportunities for all women.


All Maryland women have full social, political and economic equality.

Legislative Mandate

Maryland Code Article Human Services §2-401 – §408

    • Study the status of women in our state
    • Direct attention to critical problems confronting women
    • Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination
    • Recognize women’s accomplishments and contributions
    • Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government on the issues concerning the women of our state