The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) aims to improve the lives of Washington state-employed women through advocacy, outreach and opportunity.
Working alongside the Governor’s office and other state agencies, ICSEW advocates for desirable policy changes in laws and programs related to education, training, career development and employment. Through policy recommendations, we seek to address and close the gender disparities affecting Washington state-employed women. For more information about our role as an advisory committee to the Governor’s office, please view Executive Order 16-04.
ICSEW also believes equipping state-employed women with affordable personal and professional development training is imperative for career advancement. At our annual Professional Development Conference, as well as our bimonthly membership meetings, ICSEW members enjoy innovative seminars and networking opportunities.
Since our founding in 1963, ICSEW has grown from solely members of state agencies to include representatives from higher education institutions and the judicial system. In that time, we have advocated for the implementation of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and the Infant at Work Program.
We’re fighting to enrich the lives of not just Washington state-employed women, but of all state employees.