Commission on Women

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 01, 2007  
Contact Information:  Glenda R. Woods. M.A.Ed.
Executive Director
Program Information

Ann H. Rutledge
Project Manager
Conference Registration

Addie A. Caulk
Administrative Assistant
Volunteer Coordinator

FRANKFORT, KY:  The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) will present the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Kentucky’s Women July 13th at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.


The Conference will be dedicated to Kentucky’s Military Women: Past and Present and will feature nationally known speakers including Shinae Chun, Director, U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau; Colonel Holly M. Stone, United States Air Force; and Dr. Velma Speight-Buford, North Carolina A&T Board of Trustees Chair.  First Lady Glenna Fletcher is scheduled to address attendees during the Opening Session and Governor Ernie Fletcher is scheduled to offer Keynote Luncheon remarks.  The KCW is also hosting the National Association of Commissions for Women 38th Annual Business Meeting and Convention, July 11-14th, at the Brown Hotel.  NACW members will also be in attendance for the Governor’s Conference.


Conference concurrent session topics will focus on “Being Healthy,” “Being Wealthy” and “Being Wise.”  Special sessions will be presented for ages 17 and younger.


The conference awards luncheon will highlight and recognize outstanding contributions in the areas of advocacy, workplace, volunteerism, and lifetime achievement.  Kentucky’s finest will be awarded for their local efforts to improve the status of Kentucky’s women and girls.  Our KCW Regional Coordinators and Commissioners are impressive, unselfish individuals who are continually working for those living in their regions.  We are proud to recognize these true contributors for their dedication to programs and projects that are making an impact in our communities,” said Glenda R. Woods, KCW Executive Director.


“In addition to the exemplary speakers and presenters the conference will offer, we are fortunate to have Ms. Sonia Sanders, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, coordinating the Kentucky Business and Crafts Exhibit Extravaganza.  Truly, each segment of the Governor’s Conference will add a tremendous value to the overall event,” Woods said.


Registration, scholarship, and awards information are available on the KCW Website:  The registration deadline is June 30th.  Call 502-564-6643 for inquiries or special requests.