Ruthie Johnson is YWCA’s Consulting Manager. 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 community organizing, doing multicultural programming in Higher Ed and helping organizations grow and celebrate diversity. She also serves on the Equity Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Council and is a 2017 cohort member in Wilders’ Community Equity Pipeline.