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About the Commission

The Maryland Commission for Women

Bottom Row, L-R: Dr. Maria Menucci, Beth Anne Langrell, Essita Duncan, Judith Emmel, Tawanda Bailey, Lauren Lambert, Corinna Shen, Kristi Halford, Patricia Lambert

Top Row, L-R: Lenita Walker, Monica Watkins, Yun Jung Yang, Roberta Pardo, Maxine Somerville, Rev. Dr. Tamara E. Wilson, D. Kaprece James, Carole Jaar Sepe, Kathryn Fiddler

Not pictured are Commissioners Andrea Bottner, Tammy Bresnahan, Deborah Cartee, Eugenia Henry, Brenda McChriston, Jenny Pena-Dias, and Evelyne Steward.


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