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Statement: Women’s Foundation’s Wendy Doyle on Gov. Nixon’s equal pay announcement


 Kansas City, MO –  Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women’s Foundation, released the following statement regarding Governor Jay Nixon’s Equal Pay Day announcement

“Women’s Foundation applauds Governor Jay Nixon for his leadership on the issue of equal pay for equal work.  We have appreciated the opportunity to work with his administration as we developed the Pay Equity Best Practices Guidelines with the MU Institute of Public Policy.  They are an important tool for closing the gender pay gap, and we look forward to their implementation at the state level in Missouri and adoption in the private sector. Women’s Foundation remains dedicated to closing the gender pay gap once and for all.”

On Monday, Women’s Foundation released guidelines on best practices employers in the public and private sectors can adopt to work toward pay equity. Women’s Foundation contracted with the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs Institute of Public Policy (IPP) to conduct the research and develop the guidelines.  

The Pay Equity Best Practice Guidelines seek to improve standards for pay equity and achieve measurable results with three best practices for Missouri employers in both the private and public sectors:

  • Employers Should Determine if Gender-Based Pay Disparities Exist 
  • Reevaluate the Current Pay System from an Equity Perspective 
  • Promote and Ensure Pay Transparency

A recording of the webinar press conference announcing the Pay Equity Best Practices Guidelines is available here:  

A full copy of the report can be downloaded at  

The 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