Governor Greitens appoints 30 Women to State Boards and Commissions in 25 Days

More than 25 women were appointed in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Women's Foundation

Kansas City, MO –Women’s Foundation released the following statement today regarding Governor Grietens appointing 30 women in 25 days. The appointments were made in honor of the 25th anniversary of Women's Foundation.

Women’s Foundation is proud to partner with Governor Eric Greitens and First Lady Sheena Greitens on appointing 30 women in 25 days to Missouri’s state boards and commissions. It is evident that they are committed to promoting more women into leadership positions and ensuring women’s voices are heard. We look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to work towards equal representation of women in public service.
— Wendy Doyle, Women's Foundation President & CEO

Read Governor Greiten's news release with the complete list of the appointees here

At Women’s Foundation’s Annual Event earlier this month, First Lady Greitens announced that Governor Eric Greitens was committed to appoint 25 more women to Missouri state boards and commissions in 25 days, in honor of Women's Foundation's 25th anniversary.  The event highlighted one of Women’s Foundation’s key efforts, the Appointments Project™.

The Appointments Project™ is an initiative that aims to increase the number of women serving on local and statewide boards and commissions in Kansas and Missouri.  Prior to today's announcement, the Appointments Project™ has had more than 700 applicants and successfully placed more than 50 women on boards and commissions in Missouri and Kansas in three years.  The Appointments Project™ is statewide in Missouri and Kansas and in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jackson County, Missouri as well as Olathe and Topeka, Kansas.

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change.