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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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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.

Presenting Sponsors

Sponsor Testimonials

"Association with Women Leading Kentucky has been good for the promotion and visibility of Baptist Hospital services as we try to meet the healthcare needs of Lexington and Central and Southeastern Kentucky." - Karen Hill, Vice President of Nursing & COO, Baptist Health

"Women Leading Kentucky is a quality organization providing quality leadership programming to women through its roundtable luncheons and annual conference. Toyota was very happy to sponsor Women Leading Kentucky in 2012 and is very pleased to be a part of this exciting organization again this year." - Nila Wells, Community Relations Specialist, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.