Ashlee Crowl Appointed to Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities

Women's Foundation Appointments Project Continues to Make Progress

Ashlee Crowl, Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities appointee

Ashlee Crowl, Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities appointee

Kansas City, MO -- Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Ashlee Crowl to the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities. Crowl was appointed by Kansas City Mayor Sly James, who has partnered with Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project through his Women’s Empowerment Initiative (WE) in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.

“Ashlee Crowl has spent years serving the community on the frontlines as a dedicated volunteer, and she will bring a valuable perspective to this committee,” said Mayor Sly James. “Thanks to our continued partnership with Women’s Foundation, our city has made great strides in our effort to increase the number of qualified women in leadership roles on boards and commissions in Kansas City.”

“Women’s Foundation is proud to have supported Ashlee Crowl in her application process to the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and appreciates her dedication to bettering her community,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women’s Foundation. “We commend Mayor James’ continued commitment to empowering more women to serve on boards and commissions.”

Crowl is an attorney working in tax and compliance. She is a dedicated community volunteer with organizations such as Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence, KS, Operation Breakthrough, and Amethyst Place. Crowl received a Bachelor of General Studies, Political Science, and Psychology from the University of Kansas, and a Juris Doctor and L.L.M. in Taxation from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.

“I am excited to have worked with Women’s Foundation to find my way to the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities,” said Crowl. “While I have always believed that women are capable of anything they put their minds to, Women’s Foundation inspired me to start thinking about what that anything should be. This committee is an excellent way for me to put that experience to work in the community, and participate in improving our environment for our community on a larger scale.”

Women’s Foundation's Appointments Project serves as a talent bank, advisor, and advocate for women seeking opportunities to lead and works to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions. Women’s Foundation guides women through the process of applying for these positions.

Thirty-seven women have been appointed to boards and commissions in Missouri and Kansas as a result of the Appointments Project since its launch in the spring of 2014.  The Appointments Project is currently active in helping recruit and train more women to serve on boards and commissions for the States of Missouri and Kansas, St. Louis County, and the Cities of St. Louis, Springfield, and Kansas City, MO, and Topeka and Olathe, KS.

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