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Welcome to the Kentucky Commission on Women!
|Eleanor Jordan, Executive Director|
We hope you will enjoy browsing our web site and various links to information that is of interest to and pertaining to women. The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of women in Kentucky, works to educate the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, serves as a catalyst to bring policymakers and advocates together, and as 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 Kentucky women. The Commission stands ready to identify and examine the obstacles to progress, and to develop solutions for the future for our women and girls. We hope this website will assist in raising your awareness of what has already been accomplished and what yet needs to be done to improve the quality of life for women, and Kentucky citizens in general. It just makes good sense…. Strengthen Kentucky by Strengthening Kentucky Women!
||Under One Roof: Kentucky Women's Leadership Council
Are you a president, director, or chairwoman of an organization, group or agency that affects the status of women in Kentucky?
Join the Kentucky Women's Leadership Council sponsored by the Kentucky Commission on Women and Kentucky Women's Political Caucus.
By bringing together Kentucky's women leaders to share highlights of their organization's projects, events of interests and issues of concern. We will all benefit from a cohesive network while we work to improve the status of women in Kentucky.
If you are interested in participating in the new Kentucky Women's Leadership Council call 502-564-2611 x330 or email Eleanor.Jordan@ky.gov.
||Kentucky Women's Health Coalition
The Kentucky Commission on Women organized a women's health coalition in September of 2008 to brainstorm initiatives that will help change the grade for women's health in Kentucky.
Nationally, Kentucky ranks in the bottom third on the status of women's health and well-being and if graded would receive an F.
Stay tuned to this webpage for progress and updates!
||Women's Wellness Kiosk Project
While the Commonwealth of Kentucky has made positive strides over the years to improve the health status of women, the state still lags behind when compared to national health standards. In order to address this issue the Kentucky Commission on Women Foundation, Inc. has partnered with St. Andrew Development, a health education and learning technology company that develops personal learning kiosks directed towards underserved and overburdened communities.
Working closely with women’s health experts, women’s advocates, government leaders and survivors, KCW has launched a bi-lingual interactive Women’s Wellness Guide. This statewide health initiative targets our state’s constituents most in need of behavioral change.
Please click here
to take a virtual tour of the Women's Wellness Guide.
Articles and information:
Women's Wellness Guide Kiosks: Empowering Women To Take Charge Of Their Health, Journal of Participatory Medicine (June 2011)
||In the News
March 12, 2013: Gov. Beshear Honors 3 Kentucky Women Added to Exhibit
February 5, 2013: First Lady Jane Beshear Announces More Than $500,000 Raised on 'Shop and Share Day'
December 12, 2012: Women's Health Kiosk Unveiled at Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital in Hyden
September 29, 2012: Health Care Kiosk
September 28, 2012: Women's Health Kiosk Unveiled at Health Department
September 27, 2012: Kiosk Unveiled to Prevent Health Issues
August 29, 2012: Women's Business Expo held at Galt House
July 19, 2012: UofL Unveils Women's Health Kiosk (Video)
July 19, 2012: School of Dentistry contributes to women's health kiosk; one unveiled at school
July 18, 2012: Women's Health Kiosk Unveiled at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry
July 18, 2012: Women's health kiosk includes new oral health information
June 19, 2012: Women's health kiosk installed at La Grange's Hope Health Clinic
June 13, 2012: Women's Health Kiosk Unveiled at Hope Health Clinic in La Grange
May 16, 2012: Join Public Health for Women's Health Walk
April 17, 2012: Commission on Women urges red on Pay Equity Day
April 16, 2012: Ky. Commission on Women Participate in 'Pay Equity Day'
March 14, 2012: 3 women honored
March 14, 2012: Three added to Kentucky Women exhibit at Capitol
March 13, 2012: Governor Beshear Honors 3 Kentucky Women Added to Exhibit
February 29, 2012: Women's health kiosk brings wellness within reach
February 13, 2012: First Lady Jane Beshear Unveils Women’s Health Kiosk at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center
February 13, 2012: Women's Wellness Guide Unveiled at UK Markey Cancer Center
February 13, 2012: Women's Health Focus of Kiosk Technology
February 6, 2012: First Lady Jane Beshear Announces Overwhelming Success of 'Shop and Share Day'
January 12, 2012: First Lady Jane Beshear Urges Kentuckians to participate in 'Shop and Share Day'
June 27, 2011: Women's Wellness Guide Kiosk: Empowering Women to Take Charge of Their Health
June 14, 2011: New study: Economic security remains elusive for many Kentucky families
April 11, 2011: Commission on Women participates in Pay Equity Day
March 16, 2011: Campbellsville University hosts Eleanor Jordan who focuses on equality with women
January 20, 2011: Governor Beshear Unveils Women's Wellness Kiosk at Louisville's Park DuValle Community Health Center
January 20, 2011: Kiosk at Park DuValle promotes women's health
December 15, 2010: Governor Beshear launches statewide certification program for minority, women-owned businesses
August 26, 2010: Governor Beshear, First Lady join Commission on Women in Celebrating "Women's Equality Day"
August 26, 2010: Women have been voting for 90 years; Kentucky celebrates
August 26, 2010: Kentucky women celebrate 90 years of voting rights
May 19, 2010: First Lady Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Recovery Kentucky Center
May 13, 2010: Virginia Place offers support to breed success
May 10, 2010: Celebrate Women's Health in May
May 5, 2010: Landmark Bill Bolsters Care for Female Veterans
May 3, 2010: "The pill": 50 years after
May 3, 2010: It Started More Than One Revolution
April 30, 2010: New law gives women the right to pump milk in the workplace
April 30, 2010: Women Will Serve on US Navy Submarines
April 28, 2010: Governor Beshear signs bill to extend protection for victims of domestic violence
April 23, 2010: New Health Law Brings Better Coverage for Women
April 21, 2010: Overview of Kentucky Women 2010 Released in Support of Pay Equity Day
April 20, 2010: Annual Equal Pay Day to Recognize Ledbetter Act, Paycheck Fairness Act
||Best Practices Toolkit
Best Practices for Nonprofits ToolkitWhile working on my Masters of Public Administration at the University of Louisville I was exposed to a lot of great material on what makes nonprofits effective in the field today. My professors assigned comprehensive readings that exposed me to a plethora of ideas, strategies and case studies relevant to nonprofit best practices.
By: Beth Irvin, Intern, Kentucky Commission on Women
MPA, University of Louisville
During my coursework I was assigned projects that tested my ability to apply those concepts, which really ingrained the material for me. I wanted to compile a project that would both allow me to synthesize what I had learned through the program as well as explore further some of the areas that interested me personally.
This Toolkit is designed to share not only the academic concepts I learned, but also the expertise of great nonprofit professionals to others in the community. I performed targeted interviews on specific subjects relevant to modern nonprofit management with local and state level nonprofit leaders. It was amazing the amount of insight people were willing to offer me in a thirty-minute interview. Each interview is really a gold mine of advice and know-how.
I really appreciate the participation on behalf of all of the interviewees. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Andy Patterson for serving as my instructor on this project and helping guide me through the process.
Please click on the link below to view the entire toolkit:
Best Practices Toolkit