Judith Kaplan is an entrepreneur who founded Action Products International Inc. (NASDAQ:APII). She collects women's history artifacts, promotes women on U.S. stamps, produces a series of women's history collectibles, and once owned a women's professional baseball team. Her goal is to strengthen girls' self esteem as a role model and through increasing their knowledge of women's history.
She was one of the first women to take a company public through an IPO in 1984. Action Products International Inc. manufactures educational and non-violent toys sold to museum gift stores, retail educational learning stores, and other attractions and outlets worldwide.
Ms. Kaplan established The Judith and Warren Kaplan Women's History Collection. In 1991, she donated her extensive collection of women's political artifacts for display at Central Florida Community College in Ocala. She serves as an Advisor to the Feminist Scholarship Foundation in Boca Raton, Florida and is the author of "Women's Suffrage on First Day Covers" and co-author of "Space Patches from Mercury to the Space Shuttle."
In a 1985 White House ceremony, President Reagan honored Ms. Kaplan as the State of Florida Small Business Person. She has been listed in Who's Who in Finance & Industry, American Women and many other commercial biographies since 1984.