Mayor Sly James honored for dramatically increasing the number of women serving on Kansas City, Missouri public boards through the Appointments Project™

Mayor James has been an avid supporter of Women’s Foundation initiatives

Kansas City, Mo – Women’s Foundation will host an event on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor Mayor Sly James for his work to empower women economically and increase the number of women serving on city boards and commissions.  Mayor James has been an avid support of Women’s Foundation initiatives, collaborating with the Women’s Foundation on the Appointments Project™ and When Work Works programs that  continue to make Kansas City, Missouri a better place for women and their families.  

The event will feature a brief Q&A session between Mayor Sly James and Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO. The dialogue will address the importance of public-private partnerships and further highlight the progress of the Women’s Foundation’s partnership with the James’ Administration. The program will end with a special recognition of Mayor James. 

"Mayor James has raised the bar for the entire region by increasing the number of women serving on Kansas City’s public boards and commissions.” said Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO. “By working with Mayor James we’re able to truly make Kansas City a more equitable place for women in leadership.”

Last month, Mayor James announced at the Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration that through their partnership on the Appointments Project™, he has increased female representation on Kansas City, Missouri’s boards and commissions from 33% in 2014 to 42% in 2017. 

When: November 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 Networking
          6- 7:00 p.m. Q&A / Mayor recognition

Where: The Global Prairie event space located 1703 Wyandotte Street.

What: Celebrating the successful partnership between Women’s Foundation and Mayor Sly James that has increased the number of women on public boards and commissions.

Who: Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO
          Mayor Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at