Path Lighter award
Janet Holloway Path Lighter Award
The Janet Holloway Path Lighter Award honors the founder of Women Leading Kentucky for her unwavering passion and commitment to elevating women. This award recognizes a Kentucky woman or non-binary person who has demonstrated achievement, growth and success in their profession. The recipient will be someone who inspires others through their work, ideas, and example.
Leadership ● Proven track record of growth, success and influence in their profession. Recognized as an influential trailblazer whose vision inspires others through their work, ideas and example
Mentoring ● Ability to elevate women by building relationships and encouraging success
Commitment to Improving Lives ● A role model whose accomplishments and contributions improve the lives of others.
Diversity ● Demonstrates a commitment to diversity inside and outside their profession.
- Must be a current Kentucky resident who has done most of their work within the Commonwealth.
- Must have a minimum of five years of professional leadership.
- Must not be a candidate for any political office in the year they are nominated.
Write a letter of recommendation detailing how the nominee has demonstrated and fulfilled the abovementioned criteria. Please include the following with your application:
- Your Contact information (name, title, company, email, and phone)
- Nominee contact information (name, title, company, email, and phone)
- Nominee bio or document listing work history/accomplishments/awards
Email letter of recommendation to Executive Director Carol Siler: email@example.com
Isabel Yates Community Service Award
The Isabel Yates Community Service Award honors Lexington’s ‘First Lady of All Things Good’ in recognition of her many contributions to the community. The award honors a Kentucky woman or nonbinary person whose community service has made a lasting impact on the lives of people in their community.
Martha Layne Collins Legacy Award
The Martha Layne Collins Legacy Award honors former Governor Martha Layne Collins (1983-1987) for her contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its people. This lifetime achievement award honors a Kentucky woman or nonbinary person whose leadership has made a lasting impact on their profession. Honorees will have inspired and motivated others through their personal, community, and professional lives.