Kansas City, MO – Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Women's Foundation, today released the following statement regarding Missouri Capitol intern policies released by Speaker of the House Todd Richardson:
The Women’s Foundation commends Speaker Richardson’s efforts to address inappropriate behavior towards Capitol interns. Speaker Richardson and the Women’s Foundation listened to Missouri women, incorporated their ideas, and remains committed to changing the culture of the Capitol. We are supportive of the General Assembly’s continued work to create an environment where all interns have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed.
The Women's Foundation is dedicated to removing barriers for women so they can achieve their full economic and leadership potential. As long as sexual harassment exists and is enabled in the Missouri State Capitol or anywhere else, that presents a barrier for women to advance professionally and to lead in the future.