New York has created its first ever Council on Women And Girls. According to Governor Cuomo’s office the Council will be made up of two parts: the leaders of New York State agencies, who will make sure that every policy enacted and each program created advances equality and a Steering Committee, comprised of those from academia, advocacy, business, media, and the non-profit space who will inform and direct the Council’s work.

Cuomo said he looks forward to working with the Council and Steering Committee members to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of New York’s women and girls.