Karen B. Francis


Karen B. Francis is a retired public school educator having been a classroom teacher, counselor, and high school administrator with a specialist degree in educational leadership and administration from SIUE. Karen has served as Women’s Voices Advocacy Director for the last seven years. She is also the state president of American Association of University Women Missouri (AAUW) Karen has served AAUW in various local and state offices, as branch president for Ballwin Chesterfield Branch and as chair of the National Public Policy Committee. Locally, Karen has been on the board of Safe Connections, and National Women’s Political Caucus at the St. Louis Metro and state levels. Karen also serves on two committees with A Red Circle. She is passionate about issues facing women and families, equity in education, racial and social justice and voting rights. To quote Michele Obama, “Find people who make you better.” That truly is at the heart of the mission of Women’s Voices.