Lulete Mola

VP of Community Impact, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Lulete Mola is committed to social change that is intersectional, asset based and led by communities most impacted. As the Vice President of Community Impact at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Mola puts this commitment to action as she leads the implementation and management of the Foundation’s grantmaking, evaluation, leadership and field-building programs that enable large-scale systems change. In this role, she also leads the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a $10 million public-private partnership to shift systems and improve the lives of young women of color and American Indian young women in Minnesota and across the U.S. Mola is devoted to engaging in and supporting community organizing, movement building and work to advance women’s leadership. She’s led strategies on the historic campaigns of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and was previously a Community Engagement Organizer with VoteRunLead. She leads engagement and professional development initiatives in Minnesota’s East African community and is active in the movement for Black lives. Mola is the recipient of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project Fellowship, and the Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award. In 2017, she was named Young Professional of the Year Finalist by the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce. Mola graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota.