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April 16, 2014

Study on underrepresentation of women on civic boards and commissions is set to be released

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City will release the report Monday. The study, led by Barbara Kerry, a professor at the University of Kansas, included online surveys and focus groups. It determined that lack of awareness about opportunities and inconvenient meeting times are among barriers to women’s involvement.

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City on Monday will release a study that deals with underrepresentation of women on civic boards and commissions.

The study, led by Barbara Kerry, a professor at the University of Kansas, included online surveys and focus groups. It determined that lack of awareness about opportunities and inconvenient meeting times are among barriers to women’s involvement.

The new report dovetails with a cooperative effort by the foundation and the city of Kansas City to increase the number of women in civic jobs and high-ranking positions and on boards and commissions.

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