Gaye Adams Massey

CEO, YWCA of St. Paul




Five years into her tenure as the St. Paul YWCA’s CEO, Harvard-educated Gaye Adams Massey has emerged as a forceful voice for racial equity and social justice, with a focus on empowerment of women and girls. The YWCA answered the Twin Cities’ social unrest by offering a 21-day challenge that provided the public with a deeply researched curriculum exploring the history and status of such topics as racism in voter suppression, school segregation, criminal justice, and health equity. Following up with a virtual speaker series and panel discussions exploring racial justice, Massey is establishing the YWCA as an effective convener, educator, and advocate.