Tag: women’s foundation

Sheena Greitens announces state effort to hire more women at Women Foundation event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – First Lady Sheena Greitens announced the Governor has committed to appoint 25 more women to Missouri state boards and commissions in the next 25 days to honor the Women’s Foundation’s 25th anniversary. The Foundation, who promotes equity and opportunity for women, held its annual nonpartisan We […]

Top advocacy groups create resource to protect interns in workplace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV), Partners In Prevention, and Women’s Foundation have developed a new strategy to protect interns from sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace. The groups announced the launch of the Intern Resource Network website, which allows users […]

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 […]

Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced a new executive order Monday, instituting a paid parental leave policy for state employees in the executive branch’s agencies. The governor announced the decision in a Facebook video Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Sheena Greitens, and their son, Jacob. “We […]

TWMP: Wendy Doyle and the Missouri Plan

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics celebrating Women’s History Month, host Scott Faughn welcomes Wendy Doyle, the president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation, to discuss the role of the foundation and how their work is advancing progress for women in the state. “Everything we focus […]

Galloway announces new policy to cover domestic violence-related leave for employees

State Auditor calls on all state elected officials and government leaders to guarantee personnel policies cover domestic violence-related incidents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is looking to protect employees in domestic violence situations. This week, the top-ranking Democrat in statewide office put in place new policies in […]

Haahr’s professional licensing bill regulates government instead of businesses

On his second day in office, Gov. Eric Greitens stood behind the governor’s desk in his office on the second floor with a mountain of boxes filled with paper stacked around him. His staff live streamed the proceedings over Facebook. “Folks, this isn’t a stunt,” he said. “These are the […]

Women’s Foundation releases new study on economic equality

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation, in concert with the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy, released a new study on the status of women in Missouri Thursday morning. The study serves as an update to a 2014 study which explored mostly the same datasets, and the findings […]

Women’s Foundation testifies in favor of sick leave rule changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation testified Tuesday in favor of rule changes proposed to the Personnel Advisory Board that would make family leave policies for state workers more accessible. The proposed rules changes would change the definition of sick leave to include the care for children within 12 months of […]

Women’s Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary; Richardson promises paid family leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,500 people convened in Kansas City on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for economic equality for women in Missouri and Kansas. Among the featured speakers were former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News’ White House […]