Change-Maker Profile: Susan Wagle

Change-Maker Profile: Susan Wagle

After reports of harassment surfaced in the Kansas Legislature, State Senator Susan Wagle reached out to the Women’s Foundation to evaluate their policies and make recommendations to improve the culture and combat sexual harassment in the Kansas Capitol.   

Senator Wagle, who was elected President of the Kansas Senate in 2013, talked to us about her experience in public office, the challenges she’s faced, and the leader who inspires her the most.

Governor Colyer Signs Executive Order Providing Paid Parental Leave to Kansas State Employees

TOPEKA – The Women’s Foundation today commended Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer for signing an executive order providing paid parental leave to Kansas state employees. Expanding access to paid leave has been a top priority of the Women’s Foundation, which worked with the Governor’s office to provide research on the benefits of paid family and medical leave.

Initiative to Appoint More Women to Local Boards Now Accepting Applications in West Plains

WEST PLAINS, Mo – In the wake of a historic election for female candidates nationwide, an initiative to appoint more women to civic boards and commissions is now operating in West Plains, Missouri. Women interested in serving the public are encouraged to apply to the Appointments Project®, a program launched by the Women’s Foundation to help increase the diversity of public boards and commissions.  

Initiative to Appoint More Women to Local Boards Launches in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH – In the wake of a historic year for female candidates nationwide, the Women’s Foundation today joined St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray in announcing an innovative initiative to reduce barriers to civic engagement and appoint more women to city boards and commissions. The city is participating in the Appointments Project®, a program launched by the Women’s Foundation to increase gender diversity on civic boards and commissions.

Jefferson City Joins Initiative to Increase Gender Diversity on Local Boards and Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An innovative initiative to appoint more women to civic boards and commissions is now operating in Jefferson City, MO. Women interested in serving the public are encouraged to apply to the Appointments Project®, a program launched by the Women’s Foundation to help increase the diversity of public boards and commissions. 

Change-Maker Profile: Tameka Stigers

The Women’s Foundation achieved a major victory during the 2018 Legislative Session, when the Missouri General Assembly passed sweeping occupational licensing reforms that will make it easier for women to start a new career or open their own business.

Tameka Stigers, a St. Louis entrepreneur and hair braider, was instrumental in this fight and we were so proud to have her and her daughter Julee kick off our 2018 We Work for Change Annual Event.