Young Professionals

Association of Louisville

The Premier Professional & Social Networking

Group for 20-and-30 Somethings

Young

Professionals

Association of

Louisville

The Premier Professional & Social Networking Group for 20-and-30 Somethings

CONNECT. ENGAGE. DEVELOP.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Update: For the safety and health of our members, guests, and community YPAL will be postponing all events. We will continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC and the Mayor’s Office and inform you of other event changes.

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.

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. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage, and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional, and social opportunities.

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. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage, and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional, and social opportunities.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Update: For the safety and health of our members, guests, and community YPAL will be postponing all events. We will continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC and the Mayor’s Office and inform you of other event changes.

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 1000 members and growing.

Over 1000 members and growing.

“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

Emerging Leaders Program Graduates – Spring 2021

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is proud to announce its 17th graduating class of their Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program is a three-month accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development...

Announcing the 2021 YPAL Award Winners!

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is so excited to announce, your 2021 YPAL Award winners. With the support of our membership and our community, the YPAL Awards program celebrates the awesome work young professionals are doing in the Greater...

Meet Ron Burse | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

When he’s not addressing food insecurity and directing Volunteer Engagement for his team at Dare to Care Food Bank, Ron Burse invests his energy into developing future leaders. Ron volunteers his time and talent with the YMCA Black Achievers Program, a program from...

Meet Micah Wilson | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

Micah Wilson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the making. Micah’s application made us think, “This is someone who is putting in the work and charting her own path. Through her work at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Micah has applied herself 100% to her...

Meet Zachary Flanagan | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

Zack is a new YPAL member and already making a big splash! As a 25-year-old business owner with 83 employees, Zack has successfully navigated Board & You through all the challenges COVID-19 has thrown at his industry. You’ve probably seen pictures of Zack’s...

Meet Rose Zimmerman Caple | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

Of all of our 2021 Awardees, Rose Zimmerman Caple has been with YPAL the longest. Rose has been an active and dedicated YPAL member for going on 8 years. She’s one of our stellar team of YPAL Ambassadors, she’s an Emerging Leaders Program alum, and has probably...

Meet Nubia Bennett | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

If you haven’t heard Nubia Bennett speak or attended one of her conversations, it’s not too late to set a New Year’s resolution for 2021. Nubia has that special and rare quality -- regardless of how many people are in the room or on the screen -- to make you feel that...

Meet Dr. Monalisa Tailor | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

We’re not sure how Dr. Monalisa Tailor does it. She practices Internal Medicine at Norton Community Medical Associates by day, and by night, she is a community and advocate and educator. You may have seen Monalisa on TV this past year as a frequent guest on Mayor...

Meet Mandy Simpson | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

Mandy Simpson fights to ensure that all people, especially her young professional peers, are equipped with the knowledge and empowered with the confidence to advocate for themselves, their loved ones, their neighbors, and their community. Mandy’s work as Director of...

Meet Kimberly J Turner, Ph.D., | 2021 YPAL Award Winner

As a Business Intelligence Principal at Humana, Kimberly works to understand customer problems. This sounds simple enough on the surface, but Kimberly Turner, Ph.D., appreciates how complex customers and the problems they encounter are. Kimberly is a social...

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