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Women Leading Kentucky




Women Leading Kentucky is not a membership organization. It is a network. This statewide network of outstanding business professionals will help you to grow and prosper, personally and professionally. Once you participate in one of our events, you are already involved with Women Leading Kentucky. And we are glad to have you join us!

Ways to be involved in Women Leading Kentucky:
 Attend events
 Contribute to scholarships supporting educational pursuits of women
 Mentor young professionals
 Advertise job openings (non fee-based)
 Sign up to receive our free e-newsletter
 Sign up for the Directory

Creating business and leadership opportunities for women of all ages, enabling them to lead, learn, achieve and give back to their communities.

We provide welcoming, professional environments that recognize and foster education, mentoring and networking.

Core Values:
 Creating an Inclusive environment that welcomes and encourages everyone
 Partnering with organizations that support our vision and mission
 Having open, honest and respectful dialogue
 Continuous learning

History of Women Leading Kentucky:
 2000 – Founded as a small business 
 2000 – First annual statewide conference 
 2000 – Established first Board of Advisors 
 2001 – Roundtable Networking Luncheons established
 2001 – Awarded first three college scholarships to women attending college in Kentucky
 2004 – Established as a non-profit and formalized Board of Directors & bylaws 
 2004 – Developed Advisory Council
 2008 – Initiated Strategic Plan for 2009-2012
 2009 – Hired Sonia Boniface as Assistant Director
 2009 – Leased office in Downtown Lexington Public Library 
 2010 – Organized Professional Ambassadors program to reach out to young professionals
 2013 – Janet Holloway retires, Carol Siler named Executive Director
 2014 – Networking After Hours established
 2016 – Moved to present location on Euclid Avenue
 2017 – Awarded 7 scholarships bringing total awards since 2001 to over $150,000

 Annual Spring Conference attracts 300+ 
 Roundtable Networking Luncheons attracts 150+ each month, always sell out.
 Networking After Hours
Special Events

Demographics of Attendees: 

 Median Age: 45 (Ages range from 18–60+ )


 30%+ – Corporate / Small Business/ Arts / Government
 12% – Education
 13% – Healthcare
 10% – Financial services
 11% – Legal Field
 9% – Non-profits
 7% – Sales

Salary Range:

 34% earn $51,000-$75,000
 22% earn $76,000-$99,000
 30% earn $100,000 or more