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UK Women’s Forum announces annual conference ‘A New Era of You’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2023)  The University of Kentucky Women's Forum has announced its annual conference. “A New Era of You,” will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, in the UK Gatton Student Center. This year’s conference emphasizes professional and personal development opportunities for women on and off campus.

The Women’s Forum Annual Conference is open to all UK faculty and staff and is an opportunity to step into a day filled with professional development, networking and community building.

Registration is open through Nov. 10 for $15. Registration includes lunch and a full-day program of 14 speakers. Register for the conference at

For questions regarding the conference or how to participate, please contact Kendriana Price, conference committee chair, at, or co-chair Tori Summey at

The UK Women's Forum is an organization for all employees of the university — faculty and staff. Its mission is to exert a leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including and celebrating all women employed at UK by addressing the challenges, communicating issues and recognizing successes within the context of the workplace.

For more information about the UK Women’s Forum, please visit or contact the UK Women’s Forum at

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.