Women's Foundation Releases "Status of Women in Missouri" Report & Interactive Research Hub

Innovative hub combines local economic and social data in a single, easy-to-access online portal 

Kansas City, MO – The Women’s Foundation today released a new research report and interactive research hub to help policy makers solve challenges faced by Missouri women. 

“Although there is some good news for Missouri women, the data shows there is much work to be done to improve the lives of Missouri women and their families,” said Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Women’s Foundation. “The Women’s Foundation is committed to working for meaningful change, and we hope this research tool helps policy makers make informed decisions about important issues facing Missouri women and their families.”  

 

Betsy Lynch Appointed to Fairness in City Contracts Board

Ninth Woman Appointed since Launch of Women’s Foundation Appointments Project 

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Lynch to the Kansas City Fairness in City Contracts Board. The Women’s Foundation promoted Lynch through their Appointments Project, which has partnered with Mayor James to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.

“As an attorney and community leader, Betsy Lynch will provide great value to the Fairness in City Contracts Board and we were pleased to provide support to her through the appointments process,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women’s Foundation.  “Thanks again to Mayor James for his leadership in appointing Betsy Lynch and continuing to work to have boards and commissions reflect the population they serve.”

NEWS: Mishelle Martinez Appointed to Kansas City Land Bank Board

Women’s Foundation Appointments Project Sees More Success in 2015

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today announced the appointment of Mishelle Martinez to the Kansas City Land Bank. The Women’s Foundation promoted Martinez through their Appointments Project, which has partnered with Mayor James to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.

“We’re very pleased to see Mishelle Martinez appointed to the Land Bank Board,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women’s Foundation. “Our partnership with Mayor James continues to promote more women into local leadership positions, and we look forward to many more successes in 2015.”

KC Star: Project to appoint women to Kansas City commissions and boards gains steam

The voices of seven women have been added to Kansas City commissions or boards since the April launch of the Appointments Project.

The joint effort of the Kansas City Women’s Foundation and Mayor Sly James is designed to change the results of a previous study showing that women accounted for only one-third of the members of Kansas City’s civic commissions and boards.

NEWS: Women's Foundation Appointments Project Helps Place Two More Women Onto Commissions

Janelle Bailey Appointed to Kansas City Ethics Commission; Sarah Martin-Anderson to Serve on Health Commission

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today announced the appointments of Janelle Bailey to the Kansas City Municipal Officials Ethics Commission and Sarah Martin-Anderson to the Kansas City Health Commission. The Women’s Foundation promoted both women through the Appointments Project, which launched in April based on their research conducted as part of the Mayor’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative to include more women in positions of leadership in city government.

KSHB 41: Study finds Missouri falling behind in accredited early childhood education

A study by the Women’s Foundation and the University of Missouri shows that 27 percent of counties in the state have no accredited child care centers. The women surveyed said their biggest complaints were a lack of quality and accessibility.

 

KCPT: Luncheon honoring Madeleine Albright delves into status of Missouri women

The full study, which will be released in January, will inform the foundation’s plan to improve the status of women in the state.

“Understanding the unique challenges faced by women is the first step toward addressing these problems with real, actionable solutions,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation.

“The Women’s Foundation will be using the results of this project to work towards policy solutions that help raise up women and their families,” she continued.