IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

14 Jun 2022


The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) announced a new full-time position dedicated to helping Iowa businesses develop family-friendly child care policies for their employees.

Sheri Penney, the former economic development director in Mitchell County, has accepted the new role of IWF’s Employer Engagement Director as part of a pilot project created through a partnership between IWF and IEDA. The partnership and new position deliver on a key recommendation of the Governor’s Child Care Task Force, which convened last year to address the child care shortage in Iowa.

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