Rowzat Shipchandler - Diversity & Inclusion Facilitator and Consultant

Rowzat Shipchandler is a Racial Equity Facilitator, Trainer, and Program Developer. Since she was young, she has wanted to change the world. She has worked toward that end during her 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors. Rowzat is an authentic and versatile leader that helps people and organizations identify levers for change.

Rowzat provides racial equity dialogue, training, coaching and planning services. She is also provides project planning and start-up and grant program design and execution services.

From 2015 to 2019 Rowzat served as Deputy Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. In that position she staffed the planning process for the State of Minnesota’s 2016 civic engagement plan and managed the department’s operations.

At The Saint Paul Foundation, she managed the Facing Race racial equity initiative, which involved more than 10,000 Minnesotans in conversations about race and racism. Prior to that worked on issues ranging from crime prevention to affordable housing to increasing the technological capacity of nonprofits at organizations such as Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Summit-University Planning Council. 

Rowzat has a B.A. J. from Indiana University and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. She has built a reputation of organizing people and systems to get things done!