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…creating opportunities for women to lead, learn, achieve and give back to their communities; and awarding scholarships to women attending Kentucky colleges & universities.

No nonsense, just the facts.  Just the Return on Investment and the good news.
Your support of Women Leading Kentucky in 2013 has resulted in the following:



Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today


  • More than $115,000 awarded in scholarships between 2001-2013
  • 8 students received $1,500 each in scholarship awards in 2013
  • These scholarship winners attended  UK, U of  L, EKU, Transylvania, and Kentucky State
  • Previous winners have attended Western KY University, Campbellsville, Pikeville, Ashland and Lexington community colleges, Berea College, Northern KY University, Morehead State


  • Attendees: 1641 women and men attended Roundtable Networking Luncheons  & annual Women’s Business & Leadership Conference in FY 2013
    • 46% are supervisors/managers
    • 42% are presidents/directors/CEO’s
    • 32% are small business owners
    • 29% work in the non-profit sector
    • 28% work in corporations
    • 34% earn $51,000-$75,000
    • 22% earn $76,000-$99,000
    • 30% earn $100,000 or more
    • 70% have college degrees; 25% have some college education
    • 29% are under 35 years of age

Program Evaluations:

  • Roundtables:  9.5 out of 10
  • Annual Conference:  9.7 out of 10

 Added Benefits to Your Organization:

  • Visibility via statewide promotion (print, social media, web site, and on-site event power points)
  • Access to high end market
  • Monthly networking opportunities for you, your employees and/or clientele
  • Professional development and access to prominent Kentuckians who participate as volunteer speakers

Comments from Some Sponsors:

  • “Proudly supporting Women Leading Kentucky” – Kim Knopf, CEO, Sleep Outfitters
  • “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, Nursing and Women’s Services; COO, Baptist Hospital
  • “Women Leading KY has made a difference in so many women’s lives.” – Paige Shumate Short, CEO, Four Tigers & Shumate Family Foundation
  • “Women Leading Kentucky [is] a quality organization providing quality leadership programming to women….Toyota was very happy to sponsor Women Leading Kentucky last year and very pleased to be a part of this exciting organization again this year.   We encourage you to take advantage of the programs Women Leading Kentucky provides throughout the year.” – Nila Wells, Community Relations Specialist, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
  • “Women Leading Kentucky is a first-class organization and we’re proud to be associated with it!”Roger Fries, Former CEO, KY Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) 

Your investment in Women Leading KY has made a positive difference in many lives across the Commonwealth.   We thank you and hope you will continue this support in 2014.