The Kentucky Commission on Women is dedicated to
elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth,
empowering them to overcome barriers to equity, and
expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Resources for Information

If you are interested in furthering your education, starting a business, or becoming more involved in civic or political organizations, below are important resources to help you get started.

Facts and Publications

Association for Women in Science

Center for American Women and Politics 

Economic Policy Institute

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.

Kentucky Foundation for Women

Louisville Metro Office for Women

National Council for Research on Women

National Council on Negro Women

National Partnership for Women and Families

National Research Center for Women and Families

National Women’s Law Center

Research Forum on Children, Families and the New Federalism

UK Center for the Advancement of Women's Health

US Office on Women's Health

Women 4 Women (Louisville)

Women of Color Resource Center

Women Watch

Women's History Month

Business and Employment

Catalyst Women

Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy

National Association of Women Business Owners

Small Business Administration

US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Women in Technology

Women Work!

Financial and Economic

AFL/CIO Working Women Vote

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

National Committee on Pay Equity

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement


American Association of University Women

American Federation of Teachers 

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Education Association

National Educational Association, Women and Girls Program

Women’s Education Equity Resource Center

Women’s Studies Programs in Kentucky


Federal Elections Committee

Kentucky Board of Elections

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality 

League of Women Voters

National Organization for Women

Opening Doors of Opportunity; listings of all women elected officials


Women’s Action for New Directions

Articles and Journals

Gender Policy Review

Myra Sadker Advocates for Gender Equality

Women's Education Center

WomenTech Digital Library

Information for Aging Women


Aging with Dignity 

American Aging Association

American Society on Aging

Assisted Living Directory

National Council on the Aging

National Institute on Aging

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Senior Women Information

The U.S. Administration on Aging

Resources for Mothers

Best Bones Forever (for parents)

Bonus Families - Information for stepfamilies

Child Support Network

Mothers and More

Nursing Mothers Counsel

Grants for Single Mothers

For Lesbian Women

Human Rights Campaign

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

For Girls

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative

Best Bones Forever

See Also...

Women's Mental and Physical Health
Need information on Women's Health?

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services
Would you like information on Violence against Women and Children?

Women's Veterans Affairs
Did you serve in the military?

Minority Empowerment
Ensures that all minorities are better represented and recieve equal access to services.

Kentucky Agricultural Woman

Want to follow the Ag scene? Check American AgriWomen, a blog on women working in Agriculture.