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.

Lt. Governor Launches Million Women Mentors of Kentucky

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and the Kentucky Commission on Women hosted the launch event for the Million Women Mentors initiative of Kentucky (MWM-KY) on Sept. 28, 2016.

Lt. Gov. Hampton serves as the Honorary Chair for MWM-KY, an initiative with the mission to supports girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by providing one million STEM mentors. Lt. Gov. Hampton serves alongside MWM-KY Co-Chairs Dr. Czarena Crofcheck and Kathy Plomin.

For more information on Million Women Mentors of Kentucky, please visit www.MillionWomenMentors.org/ky .

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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

Have you registered for Lexington's Go Red For Women Experience on Friday, November 4? The Central Kentucky Go Red For Women event is life-changing and focuses on three areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action and generating funds to support education and research. Be sure to take your seat with other women (and men) as we speak up together to beat the disease that kills approximately one woman per minute in the U.S. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit http://lexingtongored.heart.org.

Scarlet Hope in Louisville, Ky., is a group of volunteers, staff and supporters who are passionate about spreading the Gospel with women in the adult entertainment industry. Do you or does someone you know need some hope and guidance? Visit https://scarlethope.org or call 502.409.4673.

The Small Business Administration knows that being successful requires patience, dedication and hard work, but most importantly, the financial reserves to set the wheels in motion. The SBA has small business loans available for women. Check it out at www.sba.com/funding-a-business/small-business-loans-for-women/.

For some, pregnancy is an exciting time! You have waited for this child, and may be eager to find out what is going on inside of your body. You want to know if what you are experiencing are the normal symptoms of pregnancy, and you are eager to find out how far along you are. For others, pregnancy came at a bad or inconvenient time. You may be very upset about your pregnancy and not know what you are going to do about it. At A Woman’s Choice many of the women you'll talk with have been where you are. They know that some choices are harder to make than others and they're there to help you. Necole’s Place is their life-skills and education facility for the clients they serve. http://www.awomanschoice.org/pregnancy-information/