Women’s Foundation to celebrate 25 years with former UN ambassador guest speaker


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In celebration of 25 years of the Women’s Foundation and the work they have accomplished, the Foundation will host former UN Ambassador Samantha Power as their keynote speaker for their Annual Event on Oct 3, 2017.

For the past 25 years, the Women’s Foundation has been working to establish equity between the genders in the workplace as well as raise awareness of opportunity for women through outlets such as research, philanthropy and solutions within government policy.

To commemorate the foundation’s quarter century anniversary, Power will be speaking about her role in as an ambassador to the United Nations and her take on women’s role in various communities.

“Ambassador Samantha Power is a shining example of women in leadership and we are so pleased to welcome her to our Annual Event,” President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation Wendy Doyle said in a statement. “We are eager to hear Ambassador Powers’ unique global perspective on the importance if women’s civic engagement at every level.”

Powers has been very influential in her field and in breaking boundaries. To this day she remains the youngest individual to work as an ambassador to the UN, which she did during the Obama Administration. She transitioned into politics after working as a journalist covering the Yugoslav Wars and founding the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard. These accomplishments landed her a spot on TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list. She would later go on to receive a Pulitzer Prize as an author and become a professor at Harvard.

With Powers presenting her words at the event, the Women’s Foundation plans to celebrate their continued success and triumphs over the struggles against equity and opportunity. They will proceed to bring attention to issues with communities in regards to women and their work. At last year’s annual dinner, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright spoke at the event, as did Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson.

The Annual Event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.