October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015
Why Arianna? Wendy Doyle’s Blog on Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Women’s Foundation President and CEO, Wendy Doyle, shared why Arianna Huffington was chosen to inspire you at our 2015 annual luncheon. Each year, Women’s Foundation selects agents of change that work in unique ways to improve the lives of others, especially women. We’re thrilled to welcome her to Kansas City on December 4. Read Wendy’s blog post Why Arianna? here.
Tiffany Hogan Appointed Through Kansas City Appointments Project

Congratulations to Tiffany Hogan on her appointment to the Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment! Hogan is the 15th woman to earn an appointment on a board or commission through the Women’s Foundation Appointments Project since its launch last year. Read more

The Appointments Project is currently recruiting for positions in St. Louis, Kansas City, MO, and the State of Missouri. Help us continue to expand the Appointments Project by encouraging women to pursue one of these many leadership opportunities. If you or a woman you know has a desire to serve, we encourage you to check out our featured appointments and apply here.
New Advances On Missouri Capitol Intern Policies
Last week, Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson released new Capitol intern policies. Women’s Foundation was a partner in developing these policies. Here’s Wendy Doyle’s statement:
“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.” Read the full statement.
Read about it in the news:
KC Star  |  Columbia Missourian  |  KOMU  |  Jezebel
Statement from Wendy Doyle on Governor Nixon’s Executive Order 15-06
On Wednesday, October 26, Wendy Doyle released a statement commending Governor Nixon on his executive order to promote diversity in state government contracting.
“The Women’s Foundation commends Governor Nixon for working to remove barriers for women and minority business owners in order to promote equity and improve our economy.” Read the full statement.
Tickets For Our Annual Luncheon Are Going Fast!
Tickets for our 2015 “Willl Work For Change” Luncheon are still available! We invite you to join us for a day to celebrate the work we do for women of all ages and to hear from our inspiring guests, including keynote speaker, Arianna Huffington. Reserve your spot and purchase your tickets and tables online before we sell out!

Sponsors, Investors and Inner Circle members are still encouraged to reserve their tables and tickets as well. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Inner Circle learn more here. We are anticipating a sell out crowd again this year so make your reservation today. Please contact Alison Patterson for more information.
Girls Leadership Training
Photo credit Jeff Evrard.

Members of our Girls Leadership Program met on October 21 to engage in our "Discovering Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, & Leadership" training hosted by Cottey College. We would like to thank Cottey for their wonderful programming and all of our Girls Leadership members for making this a memorable event.