Statement from Women's Foundation on MoDOT Parental Leave Policy Announcement

KANSAS CITY, MO -- Women's Foundation President & CEO Wendy Doyle released the following statement:

"We applaud the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for leading the way in implementing a family-friendly parental leave policy that will help economically empower women and their families.  At Women’s Foundation, we are dedicated to ending the false choice between work and family. Our research has shown that paid family leave benefits workers and their employers by strengthening families, increasing productivity, and reducing reliance on government assistance.

We are very pleased that Gov. Eric Greitens has made paid family leave a top priority and hope to see many more agencies and employers across Missouri follow the Governor's and MoDOT’s lead."

Women’s Foundation’s Paid Leave Policy Research Brief is available here. 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