Women's Leadership Week 2019


All events are free for UK students, faculty and staff!*


To register for the Women Leading Kentucky Luncheon, click here. (Limited to the first 20 registrants)


To RSVP for the Distinguished Women's Panel, click here.


To register for the Women's Hike, click here. *$20 registration fee


To register for the Strengths workshop, e-mail Alli at alli.lake@uky.edu.



Women’s Leadership Week is an opportunity for all UK women to come together for a week of events celebrating Women’s History Month and women in leadership at UK.  This is a collaborative initiative between numerous student organizations and campus offices, including but not limited to:


Student Organizations and Activities

Campus Recreation and Wellness  

Counseling Center  

EMPOWER: Women’s Leadership Program  

Forte Foundation

LGBTQ* Center  

MLK Center  

Panhellenic Council  

Stuckert Career Center  

Student Center Cinema  

Student Government Association

UK Women’s Forum  

University Events

Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center  

Well KY


Participants in Women’s Leadership Week will:

  • Explore their identity as women and how it impacts their daily lives
  • Engage in opportunities to reflect on what it means to be a woman and a leader

Our goals for all participants in Women’s Leadership Week are to:

  • Celebrate Women’s History Month through a series of collaborative programs and events
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the diverse roles and contributions women make
  • Nurture students’ self-awareness, self-confidence, and personal growth as women and as leaders
  • Provide opportunities for women to explore career and life choices
  • Highlight campus and community resources specifically tailored to women, including women entrepreneurs, student organizations, campus resources and programs, and community partners


Schedule of Events:


Monday March 25, 2019

-Women's Resource Fair, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gatton Student Center Ballroom AB

-Personal Branding and Digital Identity, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Gatton Student Center Room 331

-Sunset Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gatton Student Center Rooftop Terrace *Bring Your Own Mat ****YOGA MOVED TO ALUMNI GYM DUE TO RAIN*****

-The Films of Dorothy Arzner, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Downtown Public Library


Tuesday March 26, 2019

-Library Lecture with Dr. Safiya Noble, 10:30 a.m, William T Young Library Auditorium

-Salary Negotiation Workshop, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Gatton Student Center Room 330AB

-Social Justice Book Club, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., MLK Center Conference Room

-Talk about Race with Ijeoma Oluo, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Fine Arts Library

-KY Softball vs. Western KY, 6 p.m., John Cropp Stadium


Wednesday March 27, 2019

-Sarah Bennett Holmes Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Gatton Student Center Ballroom *Registration Required

-Women Leading Kentucky Lunchon, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., The Grand Reserve *Registration Required

-Webinar: Women Who Lead, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Gatton Student Center Room 330C

-Webinar: Mentoring Women of Color, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Location TBD

-Women's History Month Trivia, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Gatton Student Center Senate Chamber

-Ice Cream Social, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Greek Park


Thursday March 28, 2019

-Women's Graduate School Panel, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Gatton Student Center Room 330E

-Service Project Benefitting The Nest, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Gatton Student Center Social Staircase

-Dress for Success, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Career Center Room 101

-Distinguished Women's Panel, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Gatton Student Center Senate Chamber *RSVP Requested

-On the Basis of Sex (Movie Screening), 9 p.m., Worsham Cinema


Friday March 29, 2019

-Technology Innovations and Disruptions (Ann Carver Lecture), 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Worsham Cinema

-Diversity and Dialogue: #MeToo, Now What?, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mitchell Fine Arts Center at Transylvania University

-Strengths Workshop, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Gatton Student Center Room 331 *e-mail alli.lake@uky.edu to register

-Empowered Self-Care, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Cat's Den

-Women's Tennis vs. Vanderbilt, 5 p.m., Boone Tennis Complex


Saturday March 30, 2019

-Women's Hike, Time TBD, Red River Gorge *Registration Required