The Status of Women of Color in Minnesota provides the first focused look at key data from the United States Census on women of color in the state. It is presented as a stimulus and a tool for leaders and communities. Creative, integrated, community-wide solutions are urgently needed in order to unlock the economic, social, and political potential of Minnesota’s women of color and the families to whom they are essential. The more this important segment of its population thrives, the more Minnesota will thrive.