Office of Women's Advancement and Advocacy
The Office of Women's Advancement and Advocacy (OWAA) is responsible for overseeing the State's women's right work, including leading the ongoing implementation of women's rights legislation, evaluating current women's rights legislation, building support for new legislation, and advising the Governor's Office, the Legislature and the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources. The office will review and report on the status of women in the State as well as provide information on the status of women to the public, state agencies, the General Assembly, the Judiciary, organizations, businesses and institutions, when necessary. The Office of Women's Advancement and Advocacy also oversees the Delaware Commission for Women, Delaware Women's Hall of Fame Committee, and the Delaware Women's Workforce Council.
The Delaware Commission for Women is responsible for advising the newly formed Office of Women's Advancement and Advocacy on strategic planning, project development and programming. The Delaware Women's Hall of Fame Committee fosters an understanding of and an appreciation for the many contributions of the women of Delaware to their home, community, State and nation, and annually recognize and acknowledge the achievements of remarkable Delaware women through the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame. The Delaware Women's Workforce Council works to achieve gender equality in every workplace in the First State by eliminating the gender-based wage gap, removing the visible and invisible barriers to women's advancement, and ensuring that every person, regardless of gender, has an equal opportunity for advancement in the workplace. To do this, the Council will work with private and public employers to use a variety of strategies, including conducting research, making policy recommendations, highlighting best practices, and holding public briefings, among other things.
To attend an upcoming meeting of the Delaware Commission for Women, Delaware Women's Hall of Fame and the Delaware Women's Workforce Council, please check out the public calendar.
For more information about the Office of Women's Advancement and Advocacy, contact: