Women’s Foundation has been working with policymakers to reform occupational licensing regulations, which its research has shown can be a barrier for women trying to enter new professions or pursue more flexible careers.
The organization, which works to promote equity and opportunity for women of all ages, has outlined a number of potential solutions, such as waiving licensing fees for low-income job seekers and making it easier to transfer licenses across state lines, to ease occupational licensing burdens.
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 www.Womens-Foundation.org.
Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts the #moleg podcast. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
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