One of the most rewarding things about working at the Women’s Foundation is seeing our research and advocacy get translated into real policy solutions that benefit women and their families.
JEFFERSON CITY – The City of Columbia is teaming up with the Women’s Foundation on an initiative to increase the number of women on publicly appointed boards and commissions. The city is participating in the Appointments Project, which aims to improve local governance by increasing gender diversity on civic boards and commissions.
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.
Three years ago, 37 year-old mother of three, Tanisha Davis, was struggling to make ends meet. Her full-time job as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant wasn’t paying enough and Davis felt as if her future was bleak; until she got a phone call that would eventually change the trajectory of her life.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Women's Foundation today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan agreement to reform the handling of sexual harassment complaints by Congress. The legislation is sponsored by Sens. Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar and is co-sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Kansas City, Mo - Women’s Foundation and the Office of Mayor Sly James were recognized today for their collaborative work to increase diversity on local boards and commissions through the Appointments Project™.
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.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation today applauded the Missouri General Assembly for passing HB 1500, which will reduce occupational licensing regulations and allow hair braiders to practice without a cosmetology license.
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.
Lauren was appointed to the Board of Trustees of City Trusts in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of Philander Smith College with a degree in English and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.