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The Kentucky Association of Professional African American Women

Lexington Rescue Mission November 2020
Girls Who Lead Holiday Curbside Celebrat
God's Pantry November 2020
Holiday Stocking Donation to William Wel
MLK Food Giveaway 2021
MLK Food Giveaway 2021
University of Kentucky Collaboration: Si

Our Mission

Our Purpose

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.

  • 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. 

Membership Benefits

"Serving Our Communities"


  • Our online platform helps members stay connected. Build your network, promote your brand, and stay up-to-date on current news.

  • Stay connected with members, events and opportunities in your area. Connect with local members by sharing articles, links and photos.

  • Build your network by connecting with like-minded professional women in your field with similar experience. Build lasting online connections

  • Foster new relationships, meet employers and make important career moves  with in-person networking. Our networking power is endless, with upcoming Networking Events and Regional Conferences 


Expand your networking opportunities with our vibrant networking community! Power your network for success!

  • In-person networking with like-minded women brings your career connections and opportunities to new heights. Promote your brand and build lasting relationships at monthly meetings and events.

  • You’re looking, they’re hiring. It’s the perfect match! Whether you’re looking to make that power move, or in need of a new professional challenge, our Empowerment Conference and events bring the opportunities to you.

  • With Power Networking Events throughout the year, we bring the      networking to you. Hear women share their inspirational stories, meet other members and get acquainted with women in your area.


Expand your networking opportunities with our vibrant networking community! Power your network for success!

  • In-person workshops in core areas including management, HR, customer service, time management, communications and more!

  • Choose from articles, job aids, quick tips and more!


Your one-stop Career Center is here! Connect with employers, search for your next big opportunity and achieve your career goals.

  • Business owners, recruiters and HR professionals post jobs in the Career Center network. Be recognized as a member seeking members to fill positions.

  • Receive job announcements straight to your email!


Showcase your business, brand or professional accomplishments to gain valuable exposure and enhance brand recognition.

  • Bring your business to our events! Members can exclusively promote their brand, business or products at events.

  • Stay current on member news and happenings! The Member newsletters are sent via email biannually.

  • Business owners promote their business or service in the Member Facebook Group. Spotlighted companies are categorized by industry, linking your custom graphic to your website.

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