Commission on Women
Kentucky Women Honored at 2005 Women’s Economic Summit

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 24, 2005  
Contact Information:  Kentucky Commission on Women
500 Mero Street
CPT 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-6643
CONTACT: Ann H. Rutledge, Staff Advisor

Frankfort, Ky.:  Nearly 400 participants took part in the 2005 Women’s Economic Summit this past weekend, June 17 and 18, at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Women’s Economic Summit was a project of the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) and was a follow up to the 2003 Summit.

An awards ceremony was held on the last day of the conference to honor Kentucky women and their accomplishments. The awards included:

Honorary Karen K. Caldwell, Frankfort, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, received the Personal Achievement Award.

The University of Kentucky Girls in Science/Research Programs received the Outstanding Workplace for Women Award.

First Sergeant Pamela J. Luce (Ret.), Shelbyville, received the Outstanding Advocate for Women Award.

“The Summit 2005 Awards Ceremony recognized women who are achievers, inspirers, and role models for Kentucky’s women and girls,” said Kentucky Commission on Women Executive Director Glenda Woods.  

Participants of the Summit reviewed the progress and accomplishments made since the 2003 Summit and discussed strategies and priorities for continued success for Kentucky’s women.  Detailed descriptions about the awards can be found can be found online at


The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of the women of Kentucky, educates the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, and acts as an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth.