FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER:


Renee Shaw

Director of Public Affairs and Moderator at KET, currently serving as host of KET’s Kentucky Tonight, Connections, Election coverage, Legislative Update and KET Forums

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: In Person at The Olmsted, on the campus of Masonic Homes Kentucky, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40207
Tickets: $35 Members, $50 Non-Members

Presenting Sponsor:


Every woman needs a network of strong women in their lives to grow their confidence, courage, and connections.

This is why the 100 Wise Women event series was created. Hosted four times a year, women leaders come together to connect and learn at this meaningful, interactive breakfast event.

Every 100 Wise Women event includes the same essential ingredients:

Open Networking & Breakfast
Keynote Address
Facilitated Discussion
Sharing of Lessons Learned

These events foster deep, meaningful connection that go beyond your typical “networking.” Our keynote speakers are candid, inspirational, and wise beyond measure. If you’re interested in meeting incredible, strong, women looking to make a difference in the lives of the community and other women, you don’t want to miss this event. Indeed, it often sells out – so make sure to purchase your tickets soon!

Wise Women Give Back! 
At our April 20th 100 Wise Women event, we invite attendees to help us address diaper need in Louisville. Right now, 1 in 3 families lack resources to purchase sufficient diapers for their children and Kentucky’s single diaper bank is not able to fill the gap. The Office for Women is convening a group to work on diaper need, but you can make a difference TODAY by donating diapers at this event. We invite you to bring diapers, of any size, to the event to benefit Louisville’s Diaper Bank at St. Bernadette’s.


ABOUT RENEE


Since 2001, Renee has been the producing force behind KET’s legislative coverage that has been recognized by the Kentucky Associated Press and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Under her leadership, KET has expanded its portfolio of public affairs content to include Kentucky Supreme Court coverage, townhall-style forums, and multi-platform program initiatives around issues such as opioid addiction and youth mental health.

As an award-winning journalist, Renee has earned top awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, with three regional Emmy awards, and Kentucky Associated Press honors for public affairs programming. She was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2017. She has been honored by the AKA Beta Gamma Omega Chapter with a Coretta Scott King Spirit of Ivy Award; earned the state media award from the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2019; named a Charles W. Anderson Laureate by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet in 2019 honoring her significant contributions in addressing socio-economic issues; earned the Anthony Lewis Media Award from the KY Department of Public Advocacy for her work on criminal justice reform in 2014; in 2015, she received the Green Dot Award for her coverage of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking. Two Kentucky governors have commissioned Renee as a Kentucky Colonel for noteworthy accomplishments and service to community, state, and nation.

In 2018, KET earned a national media award from Mental Health America for its multi-dimensional content on the opioid epidemic shepherded by Shaw. That same year, she co-produced and moderated a 6-part series on youth mental health that was awarded first place in educational content by NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association.

In 2019, Shaw was recognized by The Kentucky Gazette as one of the 50 most notable women in Kentucky politics and government.

A former adjunct media writing professor at Georgetown College, Renee traveled to Cambodia in 2003 to help train emerging journalists on reporting on critical health issues as part of an exchange program at Western Kentucky University. And, she has enterprised stories for national media outlets, the PBS NewsHour and Public News Service.

Shaw is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Kentucky, and a longtime member of the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit organization of women of color committed to volunteer service. She has served on the boards of the Kentucky Historical Society, Lexington Minority Business Expo, and the Board of Governors for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

You need a network of strong women at your table – and we’d love for YOU to be at ours.

We host four 100 Wise Women networking events per year. Click here to see our full lineup!


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