Young Professionals

Association of Louisville

Young

Professionals

Association of

Louisville

 

 

CONNECT.

ENGAGE.

DEVELOP.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. Our mission is to create a vibrant, welcoming young professional community in Greater Louisville by connecting, engaging, and developing our members.

 

CONNECT. ENGAGE. DEVELOP.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. Our mission is to create a vibrant, welcoming young professional community in Greater Louisville by connecting, engaging, and developing our members.

Upcoming Events

YPAL offers a variety of events and meetings, allowing you to participate in the ones that fit your schedule, goals and needs. Members enjoy discounted or free admission to events, but everyone is welcome to attend. View our calendar for a complete list of upcoming meetings, networking events and community gatherings.

 

 

Over 1100 Members

and Counting!

“YPAL introduced me to business leaders and other young professionals I would not have met otherwise and helped me become more involved in my local community. It was an enriching experience that has shaped the professional I am today.” – Sally G.
“…amazing opportunity to expand my personal and professional network…” – Drew E.

Latest News

Meet YPAL’s 23rd Emerging Leaders Program class in Louisville: Spring 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2024) -- Twenty-five young professionals were selected to participate in YPAL's 23rd Emerging Leaders Program presented by Republic Bank. Over the next three months, these individuals will take part in an accelerated and intensive experience...

YPAL adds new leaders from around Louisville to Advisory Council

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2024) -- Young Professionals Association of Louisville added numerous new Advisory Council members for the 2023-24 term. The Advisory Council is an assemblage of some of Louisville's most impressive innovators, community builders and leaders...

YPAL, Mayor Craig Greenberg release Louisville economic survey data

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2024) — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) and Mayor Craig Greenberg shared analysis from a city-wide survey focused on growing efforts and opportunities for economic development, investment, talent attraction and...

YPAL invites young professionals to join the Louisville organization in 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 1, 2024) -- Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is inviting you to join the organization at the beginning of the new year. With more than 1,200 members, YPAL is a great way for young people to get connected with their city. The...

YPAL promoting downtown Louisville, visiting neighborhoods around the city

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 24, 2023) -- Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is dedicated to giving its members and community leaders the opportunity to see new venues, support local businesses and visit neighborhoods around the city. Since YPAL returned to...

My Story | My YPAL – Joel Mwambayi

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2023) -- Joel Mwambayi is a security analyst at Edward Jones and ambassador for Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL). He was raised in Lexington after arriving in the U.S. as a refugee from Africa. He has now been in...

YPAL Unveils 2026 Strategic Plan

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) unveiled our strategic plan for 2023 - 2026 at an event with YPAL leadership and members, strategic plan focus group members, and Advisory Council members on December 6, 2023. We exist to build a welcoming, vibrant...

NOW HIRING: YPAL Intern

About YPAL: The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) creates a welcoming, vibrant community for young people in Greater Louisville by connecting, engaging, and developing our members. YPAL is committed to the values of: Growth: We are coachable and...

Lessons about belonging, bias, and advancement from the ChangeMaker’s Conference

YPAL is dedicated to championing inclusion and belonging. We were honored to be invited to the 2023 CNPE ChangeMaker's Conference to put this work into action. Here is what we learned.    By Alexis Miller, YPAL Ambassador Oct 19, 2023 Hundreds of people representing...

Meet your Fall 2023 Emerging Leaders Program Graduates!

Congratulations to our graduates! The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is proud to announce its 22nd graduating class of our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) presented by Republic Bank. The Emerging Leaders Program is a three-month accelerated and...

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