Debra Johnson and Elaine Clark attended the October 3, 2014 NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. A third commissioner, Annie Sykes, was also in attendance. Ms. Sykes is the NAACP Vice President.

The Pima County / Tucson Women’s Commission, established by the City and County, is seeking applicants to fill four at-large vacancies. The 20-member commission, a diverse all-volunteer working body, is seeking members from all parts of the community. Applicants should submit a bio of 150-200 words explaining how their interests, their qualifications, and their background, would fit the Commission’s charter:

Expose eliminate, and prevent discrimination against women in education, employment/compensation, credit, housing, community services and related fields.

 Plan for Selection

Applicants will be contacted immediately upon receipt of applications for a tour of the Commission’s downtown facility at 240 North Court Ave in the historic Presidio District and then invited to sit in on a monthly meeting One

Requirement of the appointment is attendance at the monthly meetings which are held the third Wednesday of each month. 

Recent PCTWC activities have included a guide to women’s health care and a survivors’ guide to domestic abuse (in English and in Spanish); sponsorship of an annual Women in Government Day celebrating the behind the scenes contributions to our community of Pima County and City of Tucson staff; briefings on employment law as currently enforced in our community; a study of the needs of low-income women; briefings on the availability of U-visas, consumer fraud, and female trafficking.  We also convene and sponsor community conversations on the needs of young women and girls.

Developing software for different business verticals is a tough challenge that needs years of experience and exposure to master. The software business development is a separate line of specialization that needs one to have knowledge about the business, apart from being aware of all the development techniques. 

The most important aspect of developing software is the continuous improvement that it demands. The ever-advancing computer and Internet technologies have compelled the designers and developers to explore wider horizons and deeper methodologies with respect to software development. One cannot be stagnant and hope to succeed in the field of software development.

Developing a successful, error-free and user-friendly software starts with a perfectly laid out design. Creativity and innovation are two features that will aid in mastering the art of software business development. Technical knowledge and intelligence is a must in order for one to come up with a workable design. Feasibility and affordability should be considered while designing a product or service. 

If one does not gain profit from transforming the ideas into workable software, then the whole point of development becomes void. Also, a design that fails to be transformed into a product is useless. Limitations and shortcomings are unavoidable, however these must not affect the major functionality of the software especially when it comes to enterprise resource planning cost

Perfecting the design prior to developing the software helps minimize the cost of defect fixing at a later stage. So, reviewing the design over and over again to ensure a foolproof design is essential.

Putting together new ideas, perfect processes and out-of-the-box features are sure shot ways to succeed in the field of software business development. However, above all this comes user friendliness of the application. It is essential to understand that at the end, the application will be used by human beings, even though it is developed as per business requirements. 

The usability of the application and its implementation easiness contributes to the success factor. It is a waste of time to design or develop something that will dissatisfy the end users. Thus, understanding the client/user requirements is as crucial as analyzing the business needs. Reading the minds of users and thoroughly understanding their needs is the most needed ability that a designer and developer must possess whose job is to develop a software.

The PCTWC Meets the Third Wednesday every month

at 5:30p.m. — 7 p.m. in the Commission building,240 N. Court St.

To provide Pima County and the City of Tucson, an official agency, the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, to assist women to achieve equality of opportunity in all aspects of life in our Republic, and to take positive action to expose, eliminate, and prevent the practice of discrimination against women.

Pima County Tucson
Women’s Commission

240 North Court Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 624-8318

Fax: (520) 624-5599 

Support the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission!

There are many ways to help and support the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission:

By serving on a committee
By volunteering
By making cash or credit donations
By workplace giving
This section of our Web site provides information about making a contribution.

The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission is a non?profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible pursuant to IRS regulations, and qualify for the Arizona state tax credit. The Commission mails letters of acknowledgement to all contributors. You may verify an organization’s tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by asking to see the IRS letter recognizing it as tax-exempt. You may also confirm an organization’s status by calling the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500. You may review the Commission’s IRS Form 990 on or request it from us directly. Please contact us at (520) 624-8318 with any questions. For information about federal deductibility limitations for 501(c)(3) groups, please consult the Internal Revenue Service Web site at For information about Arizona state tax credits, please consult the Arizona Department of Revenue Web site at

For a list of Arizona Self Certifiable Charitable Organizations click here.

Girls Making Media

The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission has offered a program, “Girls Making Media.” thanks to funding from Every Voice in Action. Collaborating with Quynn Elizabeth (Founder of Woman Kraft Digital Arts Studio), PCTWC’s program facilitated young women to make short media segments about issues affecting women and girls in their community.
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To provide Pima County and the City of Tucson, an official agency, the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, to assist women to achieve equality of opportunity in all aspects of life in our Republic, and to take positive action to expose, eliminate, and prevent the practice of discrimination against women.