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.

Million Women Mentors

Kentucky's kick-off for Million Women Mentors is set for Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, in Frankfort's Capitol Rotunda. Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors, both male and female, to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is honorary chair and the event will be hosted by the Kentucky Commission on Women. More details about the event are coming soon to this space. 

 

Commission Newsletter

The Commission on Women's newsletter will return soon. In the meantime, if you wish to be included in our Women's Commission Listserv, please send your email address to kcw@ky.gov with the words "Women's Listserv" in the subject line. Thanks for your patience!

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Strengthen Kentucky by
Strengthening Kentucky's Women!

The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of women in Kentucky, to educate the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, serves as a catalyst to bring policymakers and advocates together, and is an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth. In terms of education, health and well-being, economic sufficiency, leadership and equity, Kentucky must continue to rise to meet the challenge of strengthening women.

The Commission identifies and examines obstacles to progress and develops solutions for the future of our women and girls. 

We hope you'll raise your awareness of what has already been accomplished and what remains to be done to improve the quality of life for women and Kentucky citizens in general.

 

 

Of Interest to Women

SAVE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 on your calendars for the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers 2016 Workforce Solutions Conference, "KY's Talent Realized: Successes and Scalability." The conference is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Ky. Register today at KAM.US.COM, or call 502.352.2485.

Reserve your seat today for the 2016 Kentucky Association of Manufacturers' celebration event for manufacturer and employee of the year awards. It's scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Seelbach Hilton hotel in Louisville, Ky. Visit KAM.US.COM or call 502.352.2485 for more information and to register.

The Kentucky Commission on Women organized a women's health coalition in September of 2008 to brainstorm initiatives that will help change the grade for women's health in Kentucky.

Nationally, Kentucky ranks in the bottom third on the status of women's health and well-being and if graded would receive an F.

Please read about the Women's Wellness Kiosk Project to find out what the Commission on Women is doing to improve women's health across the Commonwealth.

While the Commonwealth of Kentucky has made positive strides over the years to improve the health status of women, the state still lags behind when compared to national health standards. To address this issue the Kentucky Commission on Women Foundation, Inc. (KCW) has partnered with St. Andrew Development, a health education and learning technology company that develops personal learning kiosks directed toward underserved and overburdened communities.

Working closely with women’s health experts, women’s advocates, government leaders and survivors, KCW has launched a bi-lingual interactive Women’s Wellness Guide. This statewide health initiative targets our state’s constituents most in need of behavioral change.

Please click here to take a virtual tour of the Women's Wellness Guide.

Women's Wellness Guide Kiosks: Empowering Women To Take Charge Of Their Health, Journal of Participatory Medicine (June 2011)

Kiosk Factsheet