Lexington Network of Female Executives celebrate 25 years


Lexington Network of Female Executives (LNFE) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. LNFE was established in the fall of 1992 by eleven female business owners who discovered that no executive women’s group existed in Lexington. These charter members sought to promote the interest of women who are in executive and professional positions, providing support and encouragement to women holding positions of responsibility and influence. Specifically, LNFE is a professional organization that provides opportunities to learn from others, to stay abreast of community happenings, and to meet specialists in various fields. Meeting monthly in Lexington restaurants, the women continue to come together to learn about topics that benefit their personal and professional development. Topics have included how to recruit top-notch employees, how to finance an expansion to a small business, personal safety, successfully coping with crisis, mindfulness, workers compensation, and others. Twenty-five years later, LNFE boasts 34 members, including four charter members: Carolyn Brooks, Bunnie Hagenlocher, Mae Buzhardt and Gina McCuen.