Historic Licensing Reforms Driven by Women’s Foundation Research are Signed into Law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Women’s Foundation today praised the signing of several measures to reform occupational licensing regulations and reduce barriers to economic opportunity in Missouri. Women’s Foundation proposed these provisions after commissioning research, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, showing that these barriers have a disproportionate impact on women.

Women’s Foundation Commends Kansas Legislature’s Strides To Combat Sexual Harassment

Topeka, KS – The Women’s Foundation today commended the Kansas Legislature and Governor Jeff Colyer for including a proviso in the state budget, which prohibits the use of state funds to settle sexual harassment cases or request non-disclosure agreements. The ban will apply to sexual harassment cases brought against state employees and elected officials.

Award-Winning Journalist Ann Curry to Speak at Women’s Foundation Annual Event 

Kansas City, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation announced today that veteran journalist Ann Curry will be the keynote speaker at its We Work for Change Annual Event in October.  

This year’s event theme, “Truth Tellers: Stories that Change the World,” will feature timely discussions on pressing issues, such as the need for more women in leadership roles and the power of personal stories and factual information to make change.