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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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Upcoming WLK Events:

  • Etta May Comedy Event - Aug 30 @7:30pm (Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington KY)
  • Networking after Hours - Sep 14 @5:30pm (Hilton Suites, Lexington KY)
  • Etta May Comedy Event - Aug 30 @7:30pm (Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington KY)
  • Roundtable - Aug 31 @11:30am (Lexington KY): Etta May, Comedian
  • Roundtable - Sep 21 @11:30am (Richmond KY): Allison Ball, Kentucky State Treasurer
  • Roundtable - Oct 6 @11:30am (Lexington KY): Amber Philpott, WKYT-TV
  • Roundtable - Oct 27 @11:30am (Frankfort KY): Kristen Branscum, Kentucky Tourism & Laura Prewitt, Kentucky Horse Park
  • Roundtable - Nov 9 @11:30am (Lexington KY): Kristin Chilton,
    Lexington Fire Dept.


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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