Our Mission

The Washington State Women’s Commission improves the life of every woman by ensuring equitable opportunities and removing systemic barriers through engagement, advocacy, and public policy, while being inclusive of our diverse populations.

Our Vision

Every woman and girl is healthy, safe, prosperous, and empowered to achieve their full potential.

Our Director

In August 2020, Regina Malveaux was appointed to Governor Jay Inslee’s cabinet as Director of the Washington State Women’s Commission. Regina has served as one of our nine inaugural Commissioners for the past two years. Regina has over 20 years of experience as a tenacious advocate for women and children as a non-profit executive, victim’s services provider, community leader and policy advocate.

Previously, Regina served as CEO of YWCA Spokane, Executive Director of YWCA South Hampton Roads, Legal Advocate at YWCA San Diego and founder of the Women’s Legal Center. Through her work... more

Washington State Women's Commission 2020 Biennial Report


The Washington State Women's Commission was established to gather data and make policy recommendations regarding issues pertaining to women in Washington, including matters of economic security, economic opportunity, safety, health, and intersectional equity. 

This biennial report provides a review of the Commission's work in the past two years (2018-2020). The report serves to: