Statement from Women's Foundation Regarding White House Decision on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection


Kansas City, MO -- Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women's Foundation issued the following statement: 

“At Women’s Foundation, we believe in using research and data to identify real problems and develop meaningful policy solutions. That’s why we are disappointed that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is stopping the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form that sought to reduce the gender pay gap.  Data collection is a necessary tool to increase transparency and inform policy solutions to close the pay gap.

When it comes to the gender pay gap, working women have waited long enough.  We will continue to work for change to end the gender pay gap for women and their families through both market-based approaches like our Pay Equity Best Practice Guidelines and practical policy solutions.” 


Women earn an average of only 77 cents in Kansas and 78 cents in Missouri for every dollar men make for the same work, according to Women's Foundation research.  Both states fall behind the national gender pay gap of 80 cents.  Women are not expected to achieve gender pay equity until 2059. Read more about the Women's Foundation Pay Equity Best Practice Guidelines here.

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