KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Women's Foundation made the following statement regarding the election of Quinton Lucas as Kansas City Mayor.
“Thanks to efforts like Mayor James’ Women’s Empowerment Initiative and pioneering participation in our Appointments Project, Kansas City has led the way towards a more diverse and inclusive future for the region," said Wendy Doyle, Women's Foundation President & CEO. "We’re thrilled that Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas has committed to building on this progress by putting more women in leadership roles and holding contractors accountable for giving women equal pay for equal work. We’re also deeply grateful to Councilwoman Jolie Justus for her tenacious leadership on issues impacting women in Kansas City. Together, we look forward to empowering even more women leaders and ensuring city government is reflective of and responsive to the communities it serves.”
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.