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


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


Based on the direction of state and local government officials Women Leading Kentucky has made the decision to cancel all upcoming events. We are working to reschedule our events and will keep you informed with new dates!

We will get through this together! 


Women Leading Kentucky

Women Leading Kentucky is a non-profit, non-membership, organization that helps professional women find networks, mentors, business connections and educational opportunities. We are inclusive and provide professional growth by hosting various events that allow women to feel empowered and develop their leadership abilities. Each year we hold roundtable luncheons, conference, forums, workshops, special events and networking events that showcase small business owners. Approximately 10 scholarships are awarded annually to deserving women attending Kentucky colleges/universities. Over $170,000 has been awarded since 1999. Our demographic consists of leaders across many work sectors/industries who are decision makers with buying power and a high net-worth.

If you are new to the Lexington area, need to develop your leadership skills or simply want a strong network of supportive professionals then you have found a good home! If you want to get further involved, you can exhibit, sponsor, subscribe to our e-newsletter, nominate women for awards, join the online directory, invite friends to events, submit your testimonial, donate door prizes or make tax-deductible monetary donations to support the advancement of the organization. Your greatest contribution is to help spread the word about what this organization has done for you!

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Ways to Support Women Leading Kentucky


Support our Mission

Support Women Leading Kentucky’s mission in providing inclusive, professional environments to recognize and foster education, mentoring and networking. If you have received benefits from our programs by sponsoring, exhibiting or attending please consider making a monetary contribution to sustain our programming, 


Connect with Our Network

Engage with business professionals without leaving your office! The directory is your guide to connecting with businesses, individuals and professional services. Consider this your rolodex! Attract new clients when you choose an individual or business listing. All listings remain on our website for one year (must renew annually).  

Who is in the Directory

Sign Me Up

  • Application
  • Individual | $25/year | Includes: name, business, phone, email and URL
  • Business | $35/year or $50/year (with photo/logo) | Includes: name, business, phone, email, URL, business category and photo/logo (if purchased).


Promote Your Brand

By becoming a sponsor you have the opportunity to bring awareness and promote your organization to a desirable demographic. Benefits include, but are not limited to, co-branding, speaking to our group, marketing exposure and being a part of a strong professional network. Sponsors enable us to create opportunities for women to lead, learn, achieve and give back to their communities. Additionally, it allows us to award scholarships to women attending KY colleges/universities.  

Sponsor the Roundtables

Sponsor the Conference

Sponsor Special Events

Thank you


Get to know us



Women Leading KY offers scholarships to women demonstrating leadership skills on campus and in their communities. Since 2001, more than $190,000 has been awarded. Annually, we award one high school senior scholarship along with eight undergraduate scholarships to women attending a Kentucky college.

Martha Layne Collins Award

The Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award recognizes Kentucky women of achievement who inspire and motivate others through their personal, community and professional lives.


Build your business by becoming familiar with our impressive and dynamic network of professionals. Reach this highly sought after demographic with your business message.


  • 33%          $50 – 75K
  • 46%          $76K+


  • 42%          Bachelor
  • 46%           Post Graduate


  • 17%           CEO
  • 19%           CFO/COO/VP
  • 29%           Director/Mgr


  • 22%          21 – 39
  • 62%          40 – 59


Your input is very important to us! Because of your support, feedback and advocacy we are able to provide excellent programming and maintain a loyal network.