Advisory Council on Women

About the Councils

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations enabling ordinance establishes five advisory councils to review existing city-wide programs recommend policies that serve their target population and act as a liaison between the City and community organizations. 

Meeting Dates:


  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  
  • In person meeting at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1103 or virtually via Teams (link TBD)


Public Comment

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Below find the agenda for the Advisory Council meeting.
  1. Call to order
  2. Approval/Amendments to the minutes from previous meeting
  3. Reports
    1. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Introduction (Dr. Ige) 
    2. Report from Mayor's Office (Noureen) 
    3. Report from GBV Task Force (Linda)
  4. New Business
    1. Subcommittee formation discussion
    2. Women's History Month Even
  5. Action Item Recap
  6. Public Comment (if applicable)
  7. Close Meeting

Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing the Economic Barriers COVID-19 Exacerbated for Women in Chicago

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed pain points in our economy and safety net systems (or lack thereof). We can no longer look away, avoid nuanced discussions, or fail to acknowledge the deeply rooted racial and gender disparities that exist in the labor market.
Inspired by the advocacy of the Mayor's Women's Advisory Council, a collaborative team across the Mayor's Office, World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance released a report detailing the impact of COVID-19 on women, and particularly women of color, in the workforce.


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