Partnership compiles data on Missouri women for public policy project

By ASHLEY JOST, Columbia Daily Tribune

A University of Missouri institute and the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City are partnering on a project that eventually will lead to a political platform addressing the needs of Missouri women.

Wendy Doyle, president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation, said her group in July partnered with MU’s Institute of Public Policy “to commission a research study on the status of women in Missouri.”

The two organizations are working together to understand what struggles women face on a range of issues from health care to child care, and then they plan to use that information to create a policy platform to address those issues with the Missouri General Assembly.

Doyle said her foundation wants to do more research and use the results to guide other parts of its work, including public-policy efforts.