Kansas City, Mo -- Marking Women’s Small Business Month, Women’s Foundation today released new research and outlined solutions to lower occupational licensing barriers that restrict entry into certain professions and make it harder for women to start their own businesses.
On Tuesday afternoon, Women's Foundation celebrated 25 years at its We Work For Change annual event, attracting more than 1,300 people from across the political spectrum with the common goal of improving the lives of women of all ages in Missouri and Kansas. Central to this year's event was promoting women's civic engagement and promoting more women into positions of public leadership.
Kansas City, Mo. -- Women’s Foundation released the following statement today regarding newly-released data showing the national gender pay gap decreasing by the largest amount since 2007.
Kansas City, MO -- Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women's Foundation issued the following statement: "At Women's Foundation, we believe in using research and data to identify real problems and develop meaningful policy solutions. That's why we are disappointed that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is stopping the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form that sought to reduce the gender pay gap.
As students return to college campuses around the state to start their school semesters, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV), Partners In Prevention, and Women’s Foundation are providing a new online tool to keep interns safe. Today, in a virtual press conference, the groups announced the launch of the Intern Resource Network website.
Ahead of World Entrepreneurs’ Day on Monday, August 21, Women’s Foundation commended the growing consensus at the state and federal levels on the need to break down occupational licensing barriers that can make it harder for women to start their own businesses and pursue more flexible, rewarding careers.
Tickets for the Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary Annual Event are on sale today and can be purchased online.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Today, Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women's Foundation, released a statement in response to Missouri's recent special elections:
"Women's Foundation was pleased to see two women win both legislative special elections on Tuesday in Missouri. Despite making up about 51% of the population, women are still underrepresented in elected office in Missouri and will now make up only 23% of the General Assembly. We were glad to see that women were three out of four candidates, and that two more women will join the ranks of women holding public office in Jefferson City. Congratulations Senator-elect Sandy Crawford and Representative-elect Sara Walsh. We look forward to working with you."
Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women's Foundation, issued the following statement in response to Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway's audit report released Monday that stated that approximately 1,130 board positions (70%) were waiting to be filled by the governor, either due to a vacancy or because of an expired term, at the end of the previous administration.
Women’s Foundation and Rosie are proud to announce the appointment of Missy Gelner to the Missouri State Board of Education. Gelner was appointed by Governor Eric Greitens.