Consulting ManagerCompany: YMCA Minneapolis
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
Navigating Systems: Understanding Organizations And Power
Ruthie Johnson is consulting manager for YWCA Minneapolis. In this role, she is responsible for race equity consulting business procurement and delivery.
Ruthie comes to the YWCA Minneapolis from the higher education sector. In academia the saying goes, “You are what you study,” and for Ruthie this is true. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies with an emphasis in intercultural communication. Her research focuses on multicultural identity and is fueled by her experience living in diverse communities.
Ruthie was raised in Miami and is from a multiracial family. She has used her cross-cultural skills in community organizing, doing multicultural programming in higher education, and helping organizations grow and celebrate diversity. She has also served on the Equity Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Council and is a 2017 cohort member in Wilder’s Community Equity Pipeline.