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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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Mission: Improve the retention, advancement, and attraction of BIPOC talent to the region and provide opportunities for success for all historically marginalized individuals

Vision: A thriving regional environment that retains, advances, and attracts BIPOC individuals to the businesses, schools, and communities in which they work, live, learn and play

Goals: Improve BIPOC experience across the region (3 to 5 initiatives and metrics from workstreams)


Workstreams

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Roundtable

  • Cordero Barkley – TitletownTech
  • Kimberly Barrett – Diversity Consultant
  • Mohammed Bey – NWTC
  • Sharon Bowen – Imagine Fox Cities
  • Rayon Brown – FVTC
  • Joanie Buckley – Oneida Nation
  • Cristi Burrill – US Venture
  • Jenene Calloway – Schreiber Foods
  • Tony Church – The Boldt Company
  • Chakla Davis – Kimberly Clark
  • Jenni Eickelberg – Thrivent
  • Kathy Flores – Diverse & Resilient
  • Ramona Hallmon – ColorBold Business Association
  • Diana Hammer – UW-Madison Division of Extension
  • Adam Jackson – Humana
  • Corey King – UW Green Bay
  • Jennifer Krikava-Comm – Foundation-Fox Valley
  • Mia Ljung – UW-Madison Division of Extension
  • Alan Loving – The Boldt Company
  • Marissa Meli – Green Bay Packers
  • Pa Lee Moua – Appleton Area School District
  • Steve Murley – Green Bay Area School District
  • Lori Ney – Kimberly Clark
  • Ingrid Parker Hill – Green Bay School District
  • Darcy Pierson – Oshkosh Corp.
  • Maureen Pistone – Wipfli
  • Aaron Popkey – Green Bay Packers
  • Adonica Randall – Abaxent
  • Kimyatta Ratliff – ColorBold Business Association
  • Sabrina Robins – African Heritage, Inc.
  • Henry Sanders – 365 Nation
  • Raiya Sankari-Diaz – City of Green Bay
  • Sarah Schwarten-Associated Bank
  • Michelle Schuler – Microsoft
  • Timber Smith – City of Appleton
  • Anna Steinfest – GB Packers Mentor Protégé Program
  • Irene Strohbeen – Irene Strohbeen & Associates
  • Addie Teeters – Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Greg Vandenberg – US Venture Foundation
  • Djuan Wilcher – Associated Bank
  • Jake Woodford – City of Appleton
  • Vicky Xiong – Schneider
  • Kou Yang – Us 2 Behavioral Health Care
  • New North Team – Barb, Rebecca and Barbara

Executive Council (Co-Leads of 5 Workstreams)

Facilitators
Darcy Pierson – Oshkosh Corp.
Irene Strohbeen-Irene Strohbeen & Associates

K-12
Ingrid Parker Hill – Green Bay School District
Pa Lee Moua – Appleton Area School District

Young Professionals
Adonica Randall – Abaxent
Sabrina Robins – African Heritage, Inc.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Diana Hammer – UW-Madison Division of  Extension
Mia Ljung – UW-Madison Division of Extension

Corporations
Chakla Davis – Kimberly Clark
Darcy Pierson – Oshkosh Corp.
Maureen Pistone – Wipfli
Henry Sanders – 365 Nation
Vicky Xiong – Schneider

Community
Sharon Bowen – Imagine Fox Cities
Angie Lee – Business Owner


Examples of Activities Underway

  • Greater Green Bay Chamber and New North – Blueprint Seed Accelerator
  • Host Supplier Diversity Training and Certification Sessions
  • Expansion of Emerging Leaders Program
  • Identification of Minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned companies in the Region
  • Professionals of Color Association
  • New North gener8tor Skills Accelerator
  • Expansion of CEO Leadership Pledge
  • Campaign for LinkedIn Learning – Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Belonging; United Way’s 21-week Equity Challenge
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Education Public Service Campaign-Juneteenth
  • Green Bay Packer Mentor Protégé Program – Supplier Diversity Session