Oasis Center for Women and Girls

Tom Flanigan

It lasted just a few hours, but Tallahassee's newest downtown business was really packing in the customers the afternoon of Friday, July 21. The enterprise was this summer's "Girls Mean Business" camp hosted by the Oasis Center for Women and Girls.

Tom Flanigan

A standing-room-only crowd honored some outstanding Tallahassee women today (Thursday, 3/2) during the local kick-off for Women’s History Month.

Tom Flanigan

One-hundred twenty-five 7th through 12th grade girls spent much of today (Friday, 9/23) at Tallahassee City Hall. They were attending the first “Girls Summit” hosted by the Tallahassee-Leon Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

It’s never too early to crack the glass ceiling. At least that’s the philosophy of Oasis Center for Women & Girls as it celebrated Girls Mean Business Week with a ribbon cutting downtown.

Commission Announces 'Year Of The Girl'

Nov 13, 2015
Kate Payne

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is calling 2016 the “Year of the Girl”.

Learning Biz Skills Is A Piece Of (Cup)Cake

Jul 31, 2015
Little girl hands brownie to customer
Caitie Switalski / WFSU News

A new cupcake shop opened Friday in Downtown Tallahassee. Its owners ranged in age from 5-to-15.

Encouraging more women to seek public office is the goal of a first-of-its-kind initiative for the Big Bend area. Residents can learn more about the program through the “Women Can Run! Launch Party” Monday.

The Oasis Center for Women and Girls is partnering with several organizations, including the League of Women Voters and Leadership Tallahassee, to launch the Women Can Run! program. The Oasis Center’s Haley Cutler says the year-long effort will empower more women to have a voice in politics.

More than half of Leon County residents are women. But, a women’s status report that the county commissioned suggests, they are doing worse than men in a number of areas.

The report comes after 18 months of research. It shows women are doing worse than men in areas like access to healthcare, leadership and employment.

Haley Cutler, with the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, said one of the most surprising findings is that 58 percent of single mothers are living in poverty.