Women’s Foundation Statement Commending Governor Colyer’s Commitment to Fighting Sexual Harassment

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Women’s Foundation today congratulated Governor Jeff Colyer on his swearing-in as Kansas’ 47th governor and commended his pledge to “insist on an environment of openness, honesty and respect and without harassment, especially in this building.”

We congratulate Governor Colyer and applaud his commitment to creating a safe and respectful work environment free of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation,” said Women’s Foundation President and CEO, Wendy Doyle. “We commend Governor Colyer for setting the tone that a culture of sexual harassment will not be tolerated during his administration. We look forward to working with his administration to address what remains a pervasive issue across many industries, including state government.

In December, Women’s Foundation issued recommendations for combating sexual harassment in the Kansas Legislature. 

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