JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governor Eric Greitens has appointed 30 women to various state boards and commissions to fulfill a pledge his wife made earlier this month.

Greitens's wife, Sheena Greitens, announced on Oct. 3 that her husband would appoint 25 women to boards and commission to honor the 25th anniversary of the Women's Foundation.

The Women's Foundation is a Kansas City-based group that works to promote equality and opportunity to women of all ages.

The First Lady said in a statement Friday that the new appointees will join a cabinet with a female majority to help make a difference on a wide range of issues.

The appointments were made to 16 boards or commissions that address issues ranging from child abuse and neglect to early education and homeland security.