Our research shows that many women and their families are held back by outdated workplace policies and structures that don't reflect the challenges of our lives today.  That's why we're honored to be leading this project.

When Work Works

When Work Works aims to improve workplace effectiveness and flexibility in Kansas and Missouri businesses and will include workshops, symposia and other activities to equip businesses with best practices that support employees and their employees’ families. It also includes an awards program to help businesses track progress and to recognize companies that set the standard for workplace effectiveness and employee support.

Our partnership with Mayor James and SHRM-KC will help organizations- first in Kansas City and then statewide in Missouri and Kansas- to promote regional economic development, recruit and retain diverse, quality workforces, recruit and retain women in leadership roles, and further establish our community as a great place to live and work.




Questions about the When Work Works community partnership in Kansas City may be directed to:

Kendall Seal, Women’s Foundation
at 816-988-2006 or


Employers with questions about the When Work Works benchmarking and awards process may contact:

Lori Maher, SHRM-KC executive director
913-948-8623; or visit whenworkworks.org.