By Sarah Boerkircher


Who runs the world?

According to the US Census Bureau, women own upwards of 10 million businesses nationwide. That figure doesn’t include businesses that women co-own with men or businesses that are managed by women. And the number of women-owned businesses has nearly doubled since the ‘90s.

In Lexington, women hold leadership positions with countless local businesses, shaping the future of our city while providing the services that help everything run smoothly today.

From finance to beauty, fashion to healthcare, women occupy key roles in virtually every industry in Central Kentucky. Meet some powerful women who are guiding local businesses toward a more successful tomorrow.