Women’s Advocate, Community Leader —
ROSE KEMP OF KANSAS CITY was the regional administrator for Region VII of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. She was responsible for policy development and implementation of Women’s Bureau and Department of Labor objectives and programs to enhance the status of working women in the four-state region.
Kemp served in various leadership roles, promoting the interest of America’s working families. In 1995, she was an official Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) representative at the NGO Forum and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing, China. In January 1996, she was one of several women from across the country invited to the White House to brief officials on activities in local communities following the world conference. They were also asked to provide input on ways to implement the Platform for Action adopted by some 180 nations at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.
Kemp provided assistance to the Women’s Employment Initiative in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, as well as to members of the Northern Ireland government and employers in the development of strategies for family-friendly policies for Northern Ireland’s working women.
Kemp was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Career Service Award for her public service and work in the U.S. Department of Labor. She served on a number of boards and advisory boards for organizations throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Rose Kemp passed away on November 19, 2005, at the age of 72.