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Women’s Business & Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington


Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award

11x8_5 - Inside - Portrait - LetterIn  1999, the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award was created and presented to former Governor Collins for her contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its people. This award recognizes Kentucky women of achievement who inspire and motivate other women through their personal, community and professional lives.

Winners of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award are honored at our May conference where they will participate in a panel discussion about  the challenges and lessons learned on their journey to becoming an outstanding leader.


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Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer
Baptist Health Lexington

Dr. Hill oversees daily operations in the acute care hospital and outpatient centers with over 2800 employees. Baptist Health Lexington has been designated as a Magnet® organization three times under Dr. Hill’s leadership recognizing the organization internationally for nursing excellence.

Dr. Hill serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Nursing Administration, an international scholarly peer reviewed journal.  She processes over 350 manuscripts for JONA annually and produces 11 editions a year for over 10,000 subscribers in 66 countries.

Dr. Hill presents internationally on leadership development, bringing evidence to practice, tips for publishing and working with an Editor, leading an intergenerational workforce and the retention of experienced older employees among other areas of expertise. Dr. Hill has over 65 peer-reviewed publications and is co-author of a book on creating a research environment in a community hospital to be released later in 2018.  

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Hill is the 2018 chair of Commerce Lexington, as well as the current Chairperson of the Hospital Advisory Commission for The Joint Commission. She is a member of the Hall of Fame at the UK College of Nursing and the Hall of Distinction at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Dr. Hill and her husband, Brian are long time citizens of Lexington. They have two children, Christopher and Melissa and two granddaughters.

Elizabeth Griffin McCoy 

President & CEO 
Planters Bank, Hopkinsville 



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Janet Holloway, Founder
Women Leading Kentucky

Award-winning Kentucky based author and entrepreneur, Janet Holloway’s talents are apparent in the array of work she’s done in her lifetime, ranging from high school Spanish and English teacher to theatre production, public relations, youth worker, university instructor and state director of both the New Jersey and Kentucky Small Business Development Center Networks. After sixteen years in small business development, she started her own enterprise; Women Leading Kentucky. 

Janet is a sought-after motivational speaker, an active Board member of The Lyric Theatre and is Board Chair for The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. Janet has published dozens of articles and business profiles and has won awards for her short stories, The Parties and the Music and Willful Child, and placed 2nd in the West Virginia Writers Competition for her non-fiction story, The Letters. She has written and published a memoir, A Willful Child, as well as a second book, “Leaving … Sometimes You Have to Leave”.  She received her B.A. from Marshall University, an MSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is ABD from Columbia University. She lives in Lexington KY with her rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sadie.