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.

Information Resources

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

International Center for Research on Women

National Council on Negro Women

National Partnership for Women and Families

National Center for Health Research

National Women’s Law Center

Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

UK Center for the Advancement of Women's Health

US Office on Women's Health

Women 4 Women (Louisville)

Women of Color Network

Un-shackled by Love Ministries

UNwomen Watch

Women in Aviation International
Women's History Month

Business and Employment

Catalyst Women

Kentucky Innovation Network

Kentucky Minority and Women Business Certification Program

National Women's Business Council

Think Kentucky

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center (serving the Bluegrass Region of Ky.)

Small Business Development Center (Eastern Ky. University, serving Eastern and Southern Ky.)

US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Women in Technology

Women Work!

Financial and Economic

Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

National Committee on Pay Equity

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

Education

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

Political

Federal Elections Commission

Kentucky State 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

State Action.org

Women’s Action for New Directions

Articles and Journals

Gender Policy Review

Myra Sadker Advocates for Gender Equality

Women's Education Group

WomenTech Digital Library

Information for Aging Women

AARP

Aging with Dignity

American Aging Association

American Society on Aging

Assisted Living Directory

National Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Senior Women Web

The U.S. Administration on Aging

Resources for Mothers

Best Bones Forever (for parents)

Bonus Families - Information for stepfamilies

Child Support Network

National Mothers and More

Nursing Mothers Counsel

Grants for Single Mothers

For Girls

Lt. Governor's STEM Challenge for Girls

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative

Best Bones Forever   ​​Women Tech Digital Libraryhttp://www.hrc.org/

Finances

Bluegrass Alliance for Women

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities

Kentucky Double Dollars Program​

My Money: Credit, Budgeting, and Mortgage Assistance

Social Security Administration

Social Security Online for Women

U.S. Dept. of Labor: Retirement Plans, Benefits and Savings

Women's Financial Network: Investing for your future

Connections for Women

Equal Rights Advocates

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Business and Employment

Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy​

Small Business Administration

Kentucky Small Business Development Center

U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce

Educational Assistance

College Success for Women in STEM​ (scholarships, programs and organizations)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition Program

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Education Association

Kentucky Education Rights Center, Inc

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust

Kentucky GED Testing Centers

Kentucky Virtual Adult Education

Kentucky Virtual Campus

New Opportunity School for Women

Senior Citizens

Kentucky Area Agencies on Aging​

AARP

Lifelong Learning (University of Kentucky)

The National Council on Aging

Senior Women Web

Social Security Benefits

The US Administration on Aging

Advice for Moms

Bonus Families: Advice for Stepmothers and Step Families

Scholarships and Grants

Kentucky Foundation for Women

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See Also...

Women's Mental and Physical Health

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services

Information and Resource Assistance

Women's Veterans Affairs

Minority Empowerment

Kentucky Agricultural Woman

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

 

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