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NC Council for Women Advisory Board

The Council for Women Advisory Board consists of 20 members appointed by the Governor. The Council has the following functions and duties:

  1. To advise the Governor, the principal State departments, and the State legislature concerning the education and employment of women in the State of North Carolina; and
  2. To advise the Secretary of Administration upon any matters the Secretary may refer to it.

Mission: To achieve equality for all North Carolina women by advocating for education, health and safety, economic security and social justice.

Vision: North Carolina will be the best state for quality of life for women.

Current Initiatives:

Status of Women in North Carolina Report

This report will highlight the progress and obstacles of women and youth in NC, showing the diversity of their experiences across age, racial/ethnical backgrounds, immigrant status, and different regions of the state. The NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement will release the Status of Women as 4 separate reports: Employment & Earnings, Health & Well Being/Demographics, Poverty & Opportunity, and Political Participation.

Meeting Dates

February 7, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
May 16, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
August 22, 2019- 10:00 a.m.
October 17, 2019- 10:00 a.m.

Council Members 

Patricia Adams Jenny Black (Chair) Robin Robinson

Mary Conlon

Emily Kirby Emily Kirby Andreina C. Hall

Catherine McDowell

Lucy D. Horton Anne Lasley Del Mattioli

Miranda Mills

Crystal Moore Candance Gingles Annette R. Taylor

Katherine Woodbury

Settle Monroe 

Dana O'Donovan

Dr. N. Joyce Payne

Adrienne Spinner

Elsa Maria Jimenez-Salgado Mindy Oakley Patricia Parker  


Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2018 CFW Meeting Minutes Approved
May 10, 2018 CFW Meeting Minutes Approved