Who Are We?

Intrepid Professional Women Network is a social service organization assisting

  • Underrepresented
  • Underemployed
  • Returning women veterans
  • Reentry women from prison

We offer recovery-oriented programming, life skills, direct onsite services, after-hours services, and workshops.

How Do We Do It?

By empowering women with free services in the areas of:

  • Financial Planning/Budgeting Workshops
  • Holistic Workshops
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
  • Women’s Health Workshops
  • Women’s Spiritual Retreat Workshops
  • Entrepreneurial Enrichment

Vision Statement

Intrepid Professional Women Network, Inc. (IPWN) vision is a world in which all under-served and underrepresented women are empowered to obtain their full potential.

Mission Statement

The mission of Intrepid Professional Women Network is to empower the under-served and underrepresented women through free, relevant, accessible, and engaging programs.

Organizations & Business Collaborations


  • Veterans Administration
  • Memorandum of Understanding


  • Kalamazoo Covenant Academy
  • Michigan Department of Correction Re-entry Program
  • Memorandum of Understanding


  • AARP Foundation
  • Allegra Portage
  • Arcus Center for Social Justice
  • Borgess Fitness Center
  • Cartridge World
  • Chase Bank
  • Chemical Bank
  • City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation
  • D & W Fresh Market
  • Douglass Community Association
  • Edison Neighborhood Association
  • Family Children Services
  • Family Health Center
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Hardings
  • Healthy House
  • Henderson Castle
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation


  • Kali Beauty Supply
  • Lam & Associates
  • Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Meijers
  • Michigan Small Business Development Center
  • Nessel’s Nutrition
  • Panera Bread
  • Penn Station
  • Score’s
  • Senator Margaret O’Brien
  • Sarkozy Bakery
  • Shepherd’s Landing LLC
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • State Farm Agent Sabrina Pritchett-Evans
  • State Representative Fred Upton
  • State Representative Jon Hoardley
  • Stephanie Renee Salon
  • Style Encore
  • Sweet Water Donuts
  • The Touch 1560AM Kalamazoo
  • Walmart
  • We Print On It
  • Western Michigan University
  • West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty
  • Westwood Christian Reform Church
  • Xcel Staffing

Governed by a Board of Directors