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Our Mission, Purpose, Values & History

Since 2015, we have led the effort to provide professional resources to black women in the state of Kentucky.  Our vibrant networking community provides a personal forum for you to promote your business, product or service, share ideas and expand your network.


We thrive to help make a difference in communities through philanthropic initiatives that raise awareness of issues and causes impacting our communities in Kentucky.

What We Stand For


KAPAAW is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of Black women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is primarily educational and charitable. 

To carry out its mission, we strive to: 

  • Collaborate to accomplish more together,

  • Maintain a strong sense of community  providing a foundation of inclusion to make a greater impact in Kentucky,

  • Empower Black women which is necessary to create positive, lasting societal changes in Kentucky.

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  • To use the unique power of Black women's leadership abilities to transform communities for the better allowing us to make a collective difference

  • To live the value of Respect by demonstrating unconditional positive regard for others.  

  • Provide advocacy for Black women and their families

  • Provide educational programs that enhance knowledge and promote continuing professional growth

  • To build core relationships with Black women and their families. We choose to serve these women and invest our time and resources to create lasting change in their lives and the community they reside in. 

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The Kentucky Association of Professional African-Americana Women, Inc. (KAPAAW) is a
membership organization founded in 2015.  KAPAAW advocates on behalf of Black women and their families, promoting equity, striving for positive community impact, and helping families thrive.

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Past Presidents

Join us as KAPAAW proudly honors and celebrates our esteemed past presidents, each a trailblazer whose leadership has shaped our organization's rich legacy. From their vision and dedication to their unwavering commitment to our mission, we pay tribute to these remarkable individuals who have propelled us forward with their wisdom, passion, and tireless efforts. Their legacy lives on as we continue to strive for excellence, advocacy, and empowerment in all that we do.

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