The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Signature Event

Women’s Day at the Capitol


Thank you to all 250 people who made this years Women’s Day a big success!

Event Photos & Videos:

To see photos from the day visit our Facebook page.

We’ve uploaded several videos to our YouTube page including:

Comptroller Kevin Lembo

Secretary of State Denise Merrill

Speaker of the House Rep. Sharkey

Deputy Minority Leader Rep. Klarides

Rep. Grogins

Our keynote speaker Marcia Gillespie’s remarks are available in 3 videos:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

We received several proclamations/citations from elected leaders:

Read the Governor’s Proclamation

Read the Lt. Governor’s Proclamation

Read the CT General Assembly’s Citation

Read Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s congressional statement

Listen to or read these winning essays from two wonderful young women who are seniors in high school:


Jessica Soloman reads her 1st place essay

Kristen Hinz reads her 2nd place essay


1st Place Winner: Jessica Solomon

2nd Place Winner: Kristen Hinz