Governor Laura Kelly, a former state senator, is the third woman to ever be elected to the office in Kansas History. She spoke to the Women’s Foundation about her background as a public servant, the challenges she has faced, and why she hopes even more women get involved in their communities.
In the wake of a historic year for women candidates, the Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project® today released new research on the benefits of gender diversity and a set of best practices to help municipal leaders increase the diversity and effectiveness of public boards and commissions.
The Women's Foundation today commended Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on being sworn in as the 48th governor of Kansas. Gov. Laura Kelly will be the third woman to occupy the governor’s office in state history.
The Women's Foundation today commended the record number of women sworn in to office in the Missouri General Assembly. According to the Jefferson City News Tribune, the 100th Missouri General Assembly will include 50 women lawmakers, a record for the state.
TOPEKA – The Women’s Foundation today commended the Kansas Supreme Court for its decision to provide 1,600 employees of the judicial branch with up to six weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The move follows Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer’s executive order extending paid parental leave to more than 17,000 state workers.
Ahead of Missouri Legislative session starting on January 9th, we want to give a shout out and good luck to all of the women elected to leadership!
Now the director of the MO Healthnet Division, Todd Richardson visited with Women’s Foundation about what motivated him to run for office and why he hopes more women get involved in public service.
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.