Women in Leadership | Stefanie Munsterman

August 10
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Women in Leadership | Stefanie Munsterman

Join us for our monthly Women in Leadership discussion!

Everyone is invited to the Mount Mercy University Graduate Center on August 10 as we host Stefanie Munsterman '14 MBA, '17 MSL, Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, which works to eliminate discrimination and disparities. They also increase equity by responding to the needs of the community.
This event will take place in-person at 1650 Matterhorn Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids. Please arrive at 11:45 AM to network, and feel free to bring your own lunch. The program will begin at noon, followed by a Q&A.



Stefanie Munsterman serves as Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission.

The Commission works to eliminate discrimination and disparities and increase equity by responding to the needs of the community, investigating and mediating complaints of discrimination, and providing education and outreach to the community.

Stefanie leads the strategic direction, community engagement, policy, vision, and operations of the Commission. She is passionate about equity and civil and human rights, and believes it is our individual and collective responsibility to work towards building a community of belonging.

She puts this passion into action in her professional and volunteer roles and serves on several boards and advisory councils, including the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights-Iowa Advisory Board, President of the ACLU of Iowa Board of Directors, Innovation Council of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, Co-Chair of the Inclusive ICR Coalition, Iowa Council of Homelessness, Cedar Rapids Affordable Housing Commission Catherine McAuley Center, and President of the Iowa League of Human, and Civil Rights Agencies. Stefanie also volunteers as a Sexual Assault Advocate for Riverview Center.

For her service to the community, Stefanie was honored with several awards. Most notably, she was named as a Woman of Influence from the Corridor Business Journal, received the Woman of the Year Award from the Women’s Equality Coalition of Linn County, Forty Under 40 from the Corridor Business Journal, an Outstanding Service Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, selected for the Louise Noun Award from the ACLU of Iowa, and the Spirit of the ADA Award from Great Plains ADA Center.

Stefanie originates from Kansas City, Missouri. As a child, her family was financially insecure. This experience drove her desire to give back to the community and create transformational change.

She was a first-generation college student, and her formal education includes a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Strategic Leadership from Mount Mercy University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Missouri Western State University.