Event Information

Fundraising event!

Come out on April 11th to support The Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women at First Magnitude!

-We will be providing Wrist bands and tickets (information on costs coming soon) that give you a discount on select beers and you will also have a chance to WIN awesome PRIZES if you choose to participate in our raffle. We will also have a silent auction where you are able to bid on some awesome gift baskets such as an ORANGE THEORY SWAG BAG with 5 FREE CLASSES worth OVER $200 dollars, A FIRST MAGNITUDE GIFT BASKET, and much more!!

-Not to mention FREE DOOR PRIZES just for coming out and supporting our cause!!

-The KICKIN’ CHICKEN FOOD TRUCK will be providing food to purchase at the event as well so come right after work for some awesome dinner:)

A Little Bit About Us:
-We were established in 1980 by the Gainesville City Commission and are recognized as a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of women and girls in our community.
-We are passionate about increasing awareness and educating the Gainesville Community about the prevalence of interpersonal violence and ways in which we can prevent it.
-We host events such as the Survivors Art Exhibit and Trauma Informed Community Conference, as well as small projects and sponsorships throughout the year.

By coming out to First Magnitude, you will be helping our organization and in turn Gainesville, become a safer place to be in!!

We cannot wait to see you there!!

Save the Date for the GCOSW Conference

We are very excited to be sharing the Save-the-Date for our upcoming Trauma-Informed Care Community Conference, which will be held May 21st, 2019, from 8am-5pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church. 

The theme of the conference is Technology Competency in Trauma Work – we will have several experts presenting on modern technological issues in trauma work. 

Please see the attached Save-the-Date card for more information. CEUs will be available, and more information will be provided at a later date. We invite you to share this Save-the-Date card with any colleagues that would benefit from learning more about this incredibly prevalent topic. 

Tickets go on sale April 1st through Eventbrite.

Women’s History Month Reception at UF

Since March of 1981, Americans everywhere have helped pay tribute to women whose commitment to humanity and to our planet have proved to be invaluable for society.

We are honored and privileged to celebrate these women with our community. On March 14, 2018 the University of Florida hosted the Annual Women’s History Month Reception, which included two awards by the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. The awards are the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells Awards.  Below are photos of various members of our Board and the award winners at the Reception.

The awards are designed to recognize women’s contribution for women’s and/or civil rights which best exemplify the values and accomplishments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells.

Our winners this year were Ileana McCray and Donna Weller.

Pictured above is the GCOSW Education Committee and award winner Ileana McCray with UF President Ken Fuchs. 

Pictured above is award winner Donna Waller with UF President Ken Fuchs. 

Here are (from right) Board  President Molly McGowan, Board member JoAnn Wilkes, Jill Keezer and Board member Taraneh Darabi

Facing the camera is Education Committee Chair Victoria Condor-Williams and award winner Ileana McCray

Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Ida B. Wells awards

Dear Community Leaders:

The Gainesville Commission of the Status of Women, Education Committee is seeking nominations for its distinguished annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Ida B. Wells awards.

The awards are designed to recognize women’s contribution for women’s and/or civil rights which best exemplify the values and accomplishments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells. The honorees will be recognized during Women’s History Month on March.

I have attached two documents: a cover letter explaining more about the award with the deadline of Friday,February 16, 2018 and the nomination form itself. Please find the nomination letter and form attached.

We ask that all nominations be sent via e-mail, to me at If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 352-378-9787.

Thank you in advance for your interest in honoring the women who contribute so much to our community!



Victoria Condor-Williams


Education Committee

Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women

Letter_ 2018GCOSW nominations request

Holiday Party!

Please meet us Dec 11th at 5:30 at Northwest Grille for food, drinks and a merry Holiday celebration! 

Please check out their menu at Northwest Grille

Everyone is responsible for their own cost.

Please RSVP if you can make it so I can let the restaurant know a head count! Thank you!


2017 Conference Information

Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women, Inc.

36th Annual GCOSW Conference

Conference Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

Cost: Student – $40, Group – $60, Regular – $70, On-Site – $80

Fee Includes: Conference attendance, breakfast, and lunch

Register Online at Eventbrite
Payment is accepted via check, purchase order, or credit card
Please make checks payable to: GCOSW
Federal ID #59-3222-382
* Service Fees May Apply *
Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS

Please note that due to the content of our program, children will not be allowed.
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Brochure 2017

GCOSWblogJanuary 24, 2017

GCOSW Meeting Calendar 2017

January 23th, 2017

February 20th, 2017

March 1st, 2017 (Award Ceremony)

April 17th, 2017

May 9th, 2017 (Conference)

June 19th, 2017

July 17th, 2017

August 21st, 2017

September 18th, 2017

October 16th, 2017

November 20th, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week?)

December 18th, 2017