Margaret Mitchell | President & CEO, YWCA Greater Cleveland

Margaret Mitchell has served as President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland, for 10 years. Among her achievements, in 2019 she led the call to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis in Cleveland and across the state through her leadership in the Ohio YWCA Council. Additionally, Margaret led the acquisition of the Norma Herr Women’s Center, Cleveland’s largest homeless emergency women’s shelter. She also launched the transformation of the YWCA Greater Cleveland Early Learning Center into a unique, unduplicated preschool that currently operates the only trauma-informed preschool servicing children and families experiencing homelessness.

Margaret received a BA with honors in Mass Communications from Hampton Institute – a Historically Black College and recently attended Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School. In 2021, Margaret was honored with YWCA USA’s Excellence Award for Racial Justice in recognition of leading exemplary and innovative programming and advocacy.