Office for Women


The Louisville Metro Office for Women (OFW) was founded in 1991. We envision Louisville as a community where women and gender diverse individuals can thrive, and gender equity is the norm. 

We raise the status of women and gender diverse individuals by advancing gender equity through policy, programs and education. We foster a culture of shared responsibility by building capacity and engagement on gender equity across Louisville Metro.

The Office for Women is focused on four main strategic priorities:

  • Economic Empowerment: Increase the economic status of women and gender diverse individuals; secure basic needs; break down barriers in the workplace, including raising awareness of pay equity, policies that support gender equity, promoting women in traditionally male-dominated fields; fund community initiatives that support gender equity, including investments in childcare.
  • Community Engagement: Train and engage Office for Women Ambassadors in programs, outreach and advocacy to improve awareness and enhance services for women and gender diverse individuals.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: Conduct training and increase capacity of agencies on gender equity across Louisville Metro Government and Louisville.
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention: Increase protective factors and decrease gender-based violence; support funding and initiatives focused on prevention of gender-based violence; promote workplace campaign on prevention of gender-based violence and convene and train on prevention of gender-based violence with a focus on marginalized groups. 

    Do you have an event of special interest to women or gender diverse individuals? Submit your suggestions!

Want to keep up with what's going on in with our work to promote gender equity? Subscribe to the OFW e-News -a monthly publication.

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