Award

Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award

In 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 the Annual Business & Leadership Conference, held in May, where they participate in a panel discussion about  the challenges and lessons learned on their journey to becoming an outstanding leader.

Award

Past Recipients

Laura Boison

BB&T

2019

Sharon Currens

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

2019

Karen Hill

Baptist Health

2018

Elizabeth Griffin McCoy

Planters Bank

2018

Danielle Clore

Kentucky Nonprofit Network

2017

Dr. Ardis Hoven

University of Kentucky

2017

Paula Hanson

Dean Dorton

2016

Dr. Augusta Julian

BCTC

2016

Marta Miranda

The Center for Women and Families

2016

Debra Hensley

State Farm Insurance Agency

2015

Diane Medley

Mountjoy Chilton Medley

2015

Audrey Tayse Haynes

KY Cabinet for Health & Family Services
2015

Roz Akins

BMW Academy

2014

Josephine Richardson

The Cozy Corner

2014

Cathy Zion

Today’s Woman Magazine

2014

Nominations

Criteria & Application

CRITERIA

LeadershipDemonstrates leadership by bringing about transformational change inside and outside her profession

Mentoring Fosters and participates in professional and community mentoring relationships

Commitment to Improving LivesShows evidence of professional and community leadership, involvement, and life experiences that results in improving the lives of others

DiversityCan demonstrate her commitment to diversity inside and outside her profession

Giving Back to the CommunityDemonstrates evidence of giving back to women and/or the community

NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS

Write a letter of recommendation detailing how the nominee has demonstrated and fulfilled the aforementioned criteria. Please include 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 carol@womenleadingky.com