The Commission on the Status of Women, which is an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors, seeks to improve the quality of life for women of all ages in San Mateo County. Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Commission identifies women's needs, advises the Board of Supervisors and engages with the community on matters concerning women.

Engagement Surveys 

The Commission is seeking community input in two areas of focus: economic stability and child-care. We invite you to read our purpose for both surveys and how your input will help direct reports we will write that will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors. We invite you to take the surveys and share this page with your community.

Financial Learnings

The Financial Learnings Committee seeks to identify how women in the county are falling behind in building and sustaining financial wealth to insure their economic stability. With our survey and engagement with the community, the goal is to identity the two top drivers of this financial wealth gap. To help remedy the situation, a report to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors with recommendations will be provided. By completing this 10-minute Financial Learnings Survey, your valuable feedback concerning wages, savings, investments, home ownership will provide a more accurate picture of how women in San Mateo County experience a financial wealth gap.   Feel free to share with others who live or work in San Mateo County and please complete and submit the survey by September 30th. 

Use the QR Code to take the Financial Learnings Survey:

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Child-Care Impact

The Child-Care and Early Childhood Education Committee is committed to helping increase access to child-care in San Mateo County and we want to understand your past and/or current experience. Anyone who has ever been a parent or caregiver is encouraged to complete the survey. The information you share will inform our report to the Board of Supervisors in support of funding for child-care access and other aspects of caregiving that impact the economic security of women in San Mateo County. Your experience is important, so we encourage you to include as many details and suggestions as you can when answering these questions. The Child-Care Impact Survey is anonymous (with Spanish and Mandarin prompts) and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Feel free to share this survey with others who live or work in San Mateo County. Please submit the survey by September 30th, 2023.

Use the QR Code to take the Child-Care Impact Survey:

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Please contact Tanya Beat at with questions or requests for additional information.