The Kentucky Association of Professional African American Women

Lexington Rescue Mission November 2020
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Our Mission

The mission of the KAPAAW and its membership is to enhance the profession of women in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by promoting advocacy, education, networking, empowerment and professional development.

To carry out its mission, the association will strive to: 

  • Promote quality services,

  • Maintain a viable and distinct professional identity,

  • Influence networking consistent with the ethics and values of professionalism in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Our Purpose

  • Advance professionally by emphasizing high levels of ethical and professional practice

  • Promote a program to enhance awareness of different women and their businesses and goals 

  • Provide advocacy 

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

  • Provide opportunities for  networking among members for professional development

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.