About Shirley's KC
“Women in this country must become revolutionaries. We must refuse to accept the old, the traditional roles and stereotypes… We must replace the old, negative thoughts about our femininity with positive thoughts and positive action affirming it, and more.
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying the voices and power of Black women through education and advocacy, so they can be effective advocates for the issues that matter to them and the communities they serve.
5,000 Black women positioned to fully step into advocacy so they can wield their collective power to create, influence and challenge the trajectory of public policy to benefit Black women and the world.
Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet conducted a survey to identify the top issues impacting Black women in the Kansas City area. Our efforts are driven by the data collected. We leverage organizing to move policy and policy leaders to address these issues.
Financial security, jobs, entrepreneurship and the resources to create generational wealth for Black women and their families
HEALTH & VITALITY
Physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness so that Black women are in the best shape to step in and lead
Access to quality education at every stage in life for Black women and their families
ERADICATION OF VIOLENCE
Eradication of the many forms of violence - domestic violence, police brutality, physical and psychological violence - Black women and girls experience
How We Work Towards Our Mission
WIELDING COLLECTIVE POWER
Serving as a convener of Black women-led organizations and individuals
Base building to grow our collective power for proactive and reactive advocacy
Supporting Black women- led organizations and individuals making an impact
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Education on the tactics to move our issues
Creating platforms for Black women leaders and professionals to share their expertise
Trainings to prepare leaders to confidently move into leadership positions
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Cultivating relationships with governing bodies, organizations and other entities that have leadership positions
Identify and share leadership opportunities in all spaces and at all levels
Creating systems for positioning, placing and pipelining Black women for leadership roles