KANSAS CITY – The Women’s Foundation today commended U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar on reports of a “bipartisan breakthrough” on legislation to combat sexual harassment in Congress.
The Women’s Foundation today released a first-of-its-kind study on breast cancer, Understanding the Consequences of Co-Existing Medical Conditions Among Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Missouri
Jean has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Aging.
After reports of harassment surfaced in the Kansas Legislature, State Senator Susan Wagle reached out to the Women’s Foundation to evaluate their policies and make recommendations to improve the culture and combat sexual harassment in the Kansas Capitol.
Senator Wagle, who was elected President of the Kansas Senate in 2013, talked to us about her experience in public office, the challenges she’s faced, and the leader who inspires her the most.
KANSAS CITY – Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO, joined Kansas City Mayor Sly James and the Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Kansas City to present three area employers with the 2018 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.
TOPEKA – The Women’s Foundation today commended Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer for signing an executive order providing paid parental leave to Kansas state employees. Expanding access to paid leave has been a top priority of the Women’s Foundation, which worked with the Governor’s office to provide research on the benefits of paid family and medical leave.
KANSAS CITY – The Women’s Foundation, which works to reduce barriers to civic engagement for women, released an updated analysis on how women candidates for the state offices fared in the 2018 midterms and the number of women who will be serving in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures in 2019.
WEST PLAINS, Mo – In the wake of a historic election for female candidates nationwide, an initiative to appoint more women to civic boards and commissions is now operating in West Plains, Missouri. Women interested in serving the public are encouraged to apply to the Appointments Project®, a program launched by the Women’s Foundation to help increase the diversity of public boards and commissions.
ST. JOSEPH – In the wake of a historic year for female candidates nationwide, the Women’s Foundation today joined St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray in announcing an innovative initiative to reduce barriers to civic engagement and appoint more women to city boards and commissions. The city is participating in the Appointments Project®, a program launched by the Women’s Foundation to increase gender diversity on civic boards and commissions.
At a time when two-thirds of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, one of the most promising trends in the country today is the record number of women running for office in this year’s midterm elections.