Women’s Foundation Announces 2017 We Work for Change Event Details

Women’s Foundation Will Celebrate 25 Years and Welcome Ambassador Samantha Power as the Keynote Speaker

Kansas City, MO – On Tuesday, October 3rd, Women’s Foundation will be holding their Annual Event from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  This event will celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Foundation work in promoting equity and opportunity for women of all ages through research, philanthropy, and policy solutions.  Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is the keynote speaker and will share her unique and global perspective on the importance of women's civic engagement at every level.  

Heather Hardinger and Brittany O’Brien appointed to the Mayor's Commission  for Human Rights & Community Relations

Women’s Foundation and ROSIE are proud to announce the appointments of Heather Hardinger and Brittany O’Brien to the City of Springfield's Mayor's Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations. Hardinger and O’Brien were appointed by Mayor Ken McClure who has expressed great interest in seeing increased civic engagement from women and young professionals.

Statement on Election of Lyda Krewson as First Woman Mayor of St. Louis

"We are delighted to offer our congratulations to Lyda Krewson for being elected the first woman mayor of St. Louis City.  It took nearly 200 years, but history was made last night and the glass ceiling in St. Louis was broken, paving the way for more women mayors to come.  We offer our support to Mayor-elect Krewson and wish her the best as she takes the helm of city government.

We’d also like to thank Mayor Francis Slay for his partnership in the Women's Foundation Appointments Project, helping promote more women to city boards and commissions."

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Today, Equal Pay Day, is a symbolic day to recognize how far into the year a woman needs to work just to make the same amount a man made last year.

Women’s Foundation believes equal pay is imperative for economic empowerment, and is committed to closing the gender pay gap for women and their families. To achieve this goal, Women’s Foundation developed Pay Equity Best Practices Guidelines to encourage organizations to do their part in closing the pay gap.

Missouri is Making History with Paid Family Leave Policies

During Women's History Month, there is no better way to celebrate the women who have come before us than to actually make progress towards equality.

That's why it's been an exciting few weeks for those of us who work to advance policy solutions, such as paid family leave, that economically empower women.  

Women’s Foundation research shows that paid family leave policies strengthen families, reduce reliance on government assistance and support economic growth. It's good for women, their families and employers.