Margaret Duñgo Gritten
Our liberation is bound together
– Lilla Watson
Margaret Duñgo Gritten is the Director of Public Policy for the YWCA Seattle King County Snohomish. She leads the organization’s advancement of transformative policy and legislation related to racial justice, civil rights, women’s empowerment, economic advancement, and women’s health and safety.
A longtime champion for equal justice, Margaret began her career as an attorney fighting against wage theft, abuse, and discrimination in the workplace. She specialized in representing the civil and constitutional rights of individuals and class-actions before expanding to government relations, strategic-planning, and advocacy.
With nearly a decade of experience advancing equity in public policy and legal settings, Margaret has helped usher in hundreds of millions of dollars of public investments towards large-scale equity initiatives. More, with a proven history of collaborative policy work, she believes in centering the voices and lived experiences of directly impacted communities in the creation and implementation of laws and policies.
Raised in the greater Seattle area, Margaret earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Washington, and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. She believes strongly in the power of the collective to make lasting change.