Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)

The UofL COSW Cohort report created by the Representation, Recruitment, and Retention Committee is now available. Review the report here. 

Learning Cafe: COSW Then & Now

In August of 1993, U of L’s President, Dr. Donald Swain, appointed the Task Force on the Status of Women to assess the status of women faculty and staff at the university and recommend changes to improve that status.  Join this learning cafe to further explore the accomplishments, resources available, and how to get connected to what we now know as COSW, the Commission on the Status of Women. Register here. 

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Get to Know COSW

 

Welcome to the Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) website. COSW (COH-swah) serves as the President’s chief policy advisory group for faculty and staff gender equity! As current Chair and Vice Chair, we invite you to review and explore how COSW positively influences the lives of women and families in their faculty and staff roles at the University of Louisville.

We look forward to continuing our work to improve the lives of women across the University.

Heather Fox,  COSW Chair
Michelle Rodems, COSW Vice Chair

In August of 1993, U of L’s President, Dr. Donald Swain, appointed the Task Force on the Status of Women to assess the status of women faculty and staff at the university and recommend changes to improve that status.

Learn more about COSW in our video.

Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award

The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award is presented to a member of the UofL community--broadly defined to include all of those, past and present, who have some affiliation with the University of Louisville -- whose work has directly furthered gender equity.

Njideka Harry,President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation, was awarded the 2019 Mary K. Bosteel Tachau Gender Equity Award

Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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