Women’s Foundation Recognized for Work in Expanding Paid Leave

Kansas City, Mo. - Today the Women’s Foundation was recognized by Mayor Sly James and the City of Kansas City, Missouri City Council with a resolution honoring their efforts to enact paid family and medical leave.  

Mayor James also revealed plans to add an additional week to the City’s paid parental leave policy. City employees will now have access to seven weeks of paid leave. 

“It is an honor to be recognized for our work in furthering paid family leave,” said Women’s Foundation President and CEO, Wendy Doyle. “Taking time off to bond a child shouldn’t mean going without a paycheck and we know from our research that when organizations adopt more family-friendly policies like paid leave, employee retention and long-term productivity improve. We commend Mayor James for his continued commitment to making Kansas City a great place to live, work and raise a family.” 

More information about Women’s Foundation’s paid leave research and policy solutions is available at: http://www.womens-foundation.org/paid-leave/ 

 City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor, Sly James, Women's Foundation President & CEO, Wendy Doyle and Vice President of Research & Policy And General Counsel,  Kendall Seal

City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor, Sly James, Women's Foundation President & CEO, Wendy Doyle and Vice President of Research & Policy And General Counsel,  Kendall Seal

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 www.Womens-Foundation.org
.