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.

Women's History Month

The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) has traditionally used March to honor women of the past; however, this year, KCW honored women of the present who shape women for the future. Click here for the award winners.

And even though March is over, remember to continue letting your mentors know how much you appreciate them.

STEM Program for Middle School Girls Is Off and Running

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and the Kentucky Commission on Women have launched the STEM pilot program to challenge Kentucky to get more girls involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. 
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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, educates 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.

Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican leaders in the statehouse have singled out the state’s business climate as being in need of attention – with the former soliciting suggestions from business leaders on which government regulations they would like to see rolled back through his Red Tape Reduction Initiative. And he wants your input if you own a small business. Take the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Climate Survey -- the deadline is December 31, 2016.                          

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. You have a variety of options when it comes to financing your small business. Explore your opportunities that range from traditional loans to grants and bonds. Check it out at     


GreenHouse 17 in Lexington nurtures lives harmed by intimate partner abuse, offering support, counseling, advocacy, shelter, education and prevention, and all at no charge. Even your pets are offered foster home care while you're staying at GreenHouse 17. Visit their website at to learn how they can help you.


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.