Women's Foundation Statement on Passage of Parental Leave Bill Out of Committee

Foundation Commends Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) for Advancing Issue of Parental Leave

Jefferson City, MO– Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women’s Foundation, today released the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2228 out of committee:

Ten days of paid leave is an important step in the right direction to support Missourians who are starting or adding to their families.  Giving working families financial and workplace support helps reduce stress on parents and children making healthier, more productive employees, families and communities.  That is good for everyone’s bottom line; certainly our State’s.  

We appreciate Rep. Jay Barnes' leadership on this issue and look forward to working to advance paid parental leave in Missouri.


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.