Statement from Women's Foundation on Governor Eric Greitens' executive order on paid parental leave

KANSAS CITY, MO -- Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women’s Foundation, released the following statement today regarding Governor Eric Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave

“We are very pleased that Governor Greitens has taken executive action to provide state employees with paid parental leave and make Missouri a national leader in advancing family-friendly policies for its state workforce. Women’s Foundation research shows that paid family leave policies strengthen families, reduce reliance on government assistance and support economic growth.

At Women’s Foundation, we are dedicated to ending the false choice between work and family. Missourians value both. We applaud Governor Greitens for his leadership on this issue.” 

Women’s Foundation’s Paid Leave Policy Research Brief is available here. 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