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About Us


The Korean Professional Women’s Association (KPWA) is a federally incorporated non-profit organization founded in 2014.


KPWA’s membership is open to anyone who shares in the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization, regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.

To learn more about us, check out 

Our Vision


Our vision is to be the premier leadership organization that connects, engages, develops and celebrates women and men in all professions and industries.

Through mentorship and leadership programs, civic engagementand networking opportunities, we take a proactive role in advancing and empowering our members in their professional landscape. 

Our Values
  1. the genuine respect and camaraderie amongst
    all peoples

  2. the rewarding experience of giving back through community involvement and charitable programs

  3. being a positive influence within our communities

Our Mission
  •  advance through mentorship

  •  empower through leadership

  •  engage through civic action and collaboration


Our Team




President's Message


Hello!  안녕하세요!


Welcome to our website. I am humbled and delighted to serve as KPWA President. As a founding member, it is thrilling to see how much interest the many professional women and men have expressed in our organization. The Board and I are undeniably passionate about building on this momentum.


"Among our immediate priorities, KPWA is focused on creating opportunities for young professionals in mentorship, leadership and civic engagement capacities."

As President, my personal objective is to expand the power of the Association by providing an environment for professionals
to lead, learn, and lean on an incredible group of the very many remarkable people in our network.


Throughout the year, we will be planning a number of events, conferences, and activities in which we will have the opportunity to participate, contribute, and discover. I would like to take this occasion to strongly encourage you to personally get involved in our organization; whether a new graduate, mid-career professional or senior level champion, your contribution and advocacy is of great importance to the growth of young professionals in the workplace. We will need everyone’s help and participation in support of KPWA
to make this fledgling organization of ours a success!


As individuals, we have achieved so much on our own. Together, can you imagine what we can accomplish? 


Of course, this message would not be complete without thanking and acknowledging all of you for your patronage. I am personally grateful to the amazing women and men of various industries, corporations, administrations and associations that have supported our organization – in building a strong foundation for a very exciting future.


On behalf of the KPWA membership that has grown to 60+ strong in just a few months, thank you for your encouragement and support.
We could not have launched and reached milestones without you.


We invite you to join KPWA as we chart new territory and make lasting connections – with each other and within the community we live and serve. We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to meeting with you soon. 









Janet Oh




Our Constitution & By-laws


KPWA members in good standing may request a copy of the organization's Constitution, By-laws and
Annual Financial Statements. Please contact the Executive Director at to request your copy.

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