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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:20 AM

Wendy Doyle, head of the Women's Foundation, is rooted in hope and humility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At the helm of the Women’s Foundation, Wendy Doyle has found her voice, one which amplifies Missouri’s women.

Doyle has led the Women’s Foundation as its president and CEO for six years. She’s somewhat of a juxtaposed character: She’s small in stature but fearlessly advocates for women’s involvement and recognition; she has a storied career, focused on tangible results, but is quick to stress humility is one of her guiding principles in life.

“I really want women to use their voice to talk about what’s important and not hold back,” Doyle told The Missouri Times from the foundation’s office in the Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City. “There’s a role for everyone, no matter what side of the aisle you’re on, to step up and be a part no matter where you are. That’s what we want to see — more civic engagement, attention to the issues, informing, educating, questioning — so we can have a role at the policymaking table.”

The Women’s Foundation began in 1991 and services Missouri as well as Kansas. Its mission is focused on addressing economic issues women face, as well as promoting self-sufficiency. In particular, the foundation — comprised of only six staff members — has homed in on paid family leave, pay equity, and promoting women entrepreneurs in Missouri, according to Doyle.

Read more: https://themissouritimes.com/64702/wendy-doyle-head-of-the-womens-foundation-is-rooted-in-hope-and-humility/

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