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Women Leading Kentucky is a non-membership organization, creating business and leadership networking opportunities for women at all stages of their careers, enabling them to lead, learn, achieve and give back.


Eight networking luncheons are offered each year, where prominent Kentuckians are invited to speak and share professional/personal challenges and lessons learned. Two luncheons are offered in cooperation with Kentucky State University at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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Annual Conference

Our conference is a statewide event held in Lexington in May of each year, bringing together women and men who are interested in our demographics/market, the winners of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award and national/international speakers we engage for this one-day event.

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The Martha Layne Collins award is presented each year and celebrated at the Annual Conference in recognition of the contributions of former Governor Martha Layne Collins. Nominations are solicited online and come from throughout the Commonwealth. Selection criteria can be found online.

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Roundtable Registration

Three Roundtables left:
  • Wednesday, October 14 (Lexington KY): Jennifer Coffman, U.S. District Judge (Retired)
  • Thursday, October 29 (Frankfort KY): Carolyn Miller-Cooper, Executive Director, Louisville Human Rights Commission
  • Thursday, November 19 (Lexington KY): George Ella Lyon, Poet Laureate, State of Kentucky


Each year Women Leading Kentucky identifies 8-10 undergraduate students in Kentucky colleges/universities for a one-time scholarship award of $1,000-$1,500 based upon their leadership abilities.

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