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.

STEM Program for Middle School Girls Off and Running

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) successfully launched the STEM pilot program in 2017 to challenge Kentucky to get more girls involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. The program was developed and funded by KCW. In 2018 the program was expanded to Louisville. For more information, click the links below.

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Strengthening Kentucky by
Strengthening Kentucky's Women and Girls!

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.


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KCW believes that today's young women will be better poised to lead and make lasting impact in their time by having strong female role models now. For that reason, the Kentucky Commission on Women is seeking to honor women throughout the Commonwealth who are making an impact and shaping women of the future through leadership and mentorship.  Nominations are available on the website now and are due by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. For more information call (502)564-2611 or email                                 

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