The Status of Women and Girls in San Francisco
Status of Women
Effective Strategies to Increase Girls' Success in STEM Education (2013): This report analyzes the emerging trends of girls attending Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses in San Francisco, San Mateo County, as well as the United States. It also recommends changes to improve these statistics in the near future.
An Update on Girls in San Francisco: A Decade of Success and Challenges (2012): This report follows up on the 2003, "A Report on Girls in San Francisco, Benchmarks for the Future," and looks at emerging trends in the lives of girls today and reexamines key findings. Executive Summary
Addendum and Recommendations. Additional materials made at the June 27, 2012 Commission Hearing and key recommendations approved during the July 25, 2012 Commission Meeting.
GirlUP Town Hall Recommendations (2012): Following a screening of the award-winning film MissRepresentation, we hosted action-oriented discussions with 150 youth, community leaders, and elected officials to develop concrete, specific ways individuals and the community can create long-term change to better support girls and women in San Francisco.
Resources for Girls
Social Services Directory for Girls in San Francisco: The Commission on the Status of Women's Girls Committee teamed up with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's office to put together this resource list of services for girls in San Francisco. This useful guide can help young women in San Francisco locate everything from after school programs to health and legal services.
San Francisco Bay Area STEM Resources: Programs around the Bay Area that encourage girls to pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.