ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Vicki Kelley is the CEO and Founder of Hot Stiletto Foundation. She began her organization on the premise of providing an opportunity for women to build a sisterhood through the love for shoes, while striving to inspire, support, uplift, and encourage each other. Soon thereafter she realized a more devastating impact on women that needed a voice and quickly transitioned her mission to supporting and increasing awareness of domestic violence abuse.

Hot Stiletto became a 501(c)3 in 2014 changing the dynamic from just a social club to a community outreach organization providing assistance, increasing awareness, and facilitating programs through the local domestic violence abuse shelters. For over six years, Mrs. Kelley has committed her time through speaking engagements, educational seminars and various community events towards that purpose; creating programs such as Heels Can Heal which enables an opportunity to engage with the victims to discuss, reflect and share experiences among women who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse.

Today, Hot Stiletto has over 400 members and hosts one of Kansas City’s grandest annual galas to assist the women and children as they transition into a safer environment.