Cynthia is a First Grade teacher at a dual language public school in Topeka, Kansas and has been teaching for eight years. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Educational Leadership at Kansas State University.
Jefferson City – The Women’s Foundation today condemned the sexual violence and abuse described in sworn testimony to the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight. Women’s Foundation President & CEO Wendy Doyle made this statement:
It is a shocking reality that in 2018, more than a half century after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women are still not paid equally for equal work. Equal Pay Day marks the day when women’s wages “catch up” to those of men, demonstrating how much longer – and harder – women have to work just to make the same amount as their male counterparts.
Kansas City, Mo. – Ahead of Equal Pay Day on April 10th, the Women’s Foundation is encouraging employers to implement equal pay best practices to ensure gender pay parity among their employees. An updated analysis from the Women’s Foundation and the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy shows women in Missouri who work full-time, year-round, earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Tracee Adams, a financial services professional, serves on the Wichita Police and Fire Retirement Board or Trustees, where, until most recently, she was the only non-staff woman on the board.
The Women’s Foundation today applauded Missouri legislators for shelving legislation that would have made it harder for victims of sexual harassment to access the courts. Women’s Foundation worked to educate policymakers about the risks of this proposed legislation.
This Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the ways women today are making history by stepping up to make change in their communities, at their workplaces, and in the halls of power.
In addition to the state government of Kansas, the Appointments Project is now operating in 11 municipalities including Abilene, Atchison, Eudora, Merriam, Olathe, Pittsburgh, Shawnee, Topeka, Wichita, Johnson County and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.
Every instance of sexual harassment, especially when it is perpetrated by elected officials entrusted with political leadership, is a setback for gender equity and opportunity — and a harmful breach of the public’s trust.
As an organization that works to address the underrepresentation of women in public service, the Women’s Foundation has seen first-hand how sexual harassment contributes to a self-perpetuating cycle.
JEFFERSON CITY – Women’s Foundation announced today that it will partner with Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on a comprehensive review of existing discrimination and harassment policies in the Capitol and across state government.