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The first meeting of the new year of the Frankfort Women Leading Change was held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Prodigy Winery.  Chaired by Diana Geddes, who owns Fit Time for Women, FWLC is a group of women business leaders and professional women dedicated to empowering each other in pursuing their passions in business and social organizations.  The mission of the Frankfort Women Leading Change, which is facilitated by the Frankfort Chamber, is to improve the professional, business and personal lives of women and girls in the Frankfort, KY through networking, education, mentoring and social interactions, including business referrals and professional training opportunities.

The first meeting of the year brought on a full agenda of upcoming activities in the first half of the year alone!  Mark your calendars NOW for the “Dress for Success Fashion Show” being held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 being held at Riverford Crossing.  Admission will be $5 and the proceeds will benefit the Simon House.  Dress for Success is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women by providing them with professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that empowers women to be self-sufficient and successful in her career.  This the partnership of Community Trust Bank, the Dress for Success Fashion Show is coordinated by Sarah Butler.  For more information about participating in this event or to reserve your seat, please RSVP to the Frankfort Chamber at 502.223.8261.

In March, the Frankfort Women Leading Change will host one of the thirty-two teams participating in the 33rd annual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Women’s Basketball Championship being held at the Frankfort Convention Center from March 13 – 19, 2013.  As a host group, FWLC will greet the ladies upon arrival into Frankfort, host at least one meal for the team and support them through their journey in the tournament.  This is an exciting event which brings the national spotlight to Frankfort and gives our community a chance to shine!

March is a busy month for these ladies as they are one of the sponsors of the 3rd Annual She Expo, an event For Women, About Women being held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Frankfort Convention Center.  This event is geared towards the women of Frankfort and gives them an opportunity to be pampered for a day, shop for products or services with women as their main consumer or are a business owned by a woman.  A guest speaker to be announced will be featured as well as break out sessions on such subjects as wine, photography and health and fitness.  To reserve your table and space now or to become a sponsor, contact the Frankfort Chamber at 502.223.8261.  Space is limited and this event just keeps growing!

The Frankfort Women Leading Change keeps a Facebook Fan Page with 159 “LIKES” with current and upcoming events posted.  If you are interested in joining the group, contact the Frankfort Chamber at 502.223.8261 for more information.  Membership is free and open to any woman who wants to make a difference in other women’s lives impacting the Frankfort community.