Luz Maria Frias


YWCA Minneapolis




A lawyer, Luz Maria Frias joined the YWCA Minneapolis as CEO two years ago. She’s a veteran racial-equity advocate, and expanding opportunities for people of color is among her top priorities at the YWCA. The nonprofit, with a history of convening people to discuss issues of race, is going one step further. Beginning in December, the YWCA is launching the “It’s Time to Act!” series to focus on concrete steps people can take to support inclusion. Frias also is increasing understanding about race and social justice issues as a principal on MPR’s Counter Stories podcast.