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)

Examples of Activities Underway

  • Hosted Blueprint Seed Accelerator with the Greater Green Bay Chamber
  • Providing Micro-Grants to organizations who support diverse businesses
  • Building the platform for minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses in Wisconsin
  • Expanding social media of minority businesses and professionals via Blueprint 365 powered by New North
  • Sponsor of the Forward 48 Leadership Program
  • Host Supplier Diversity Training and Certification Sessions
  • Green Bay Packer Mentor Protégé Program – Supplier Diversity Session
  • Development of Community Events Calendar
  • Expansion of Emerging Leaders Program
  • Identification of Minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned companies and organizations in the region
  • New North gener8tor Skills Accelerator
  • Expansion of CEO Leadership Pledge
  • Professionals of Color Association



Executive Council (Co-Leads of 5 Workstreams)

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

Ingrid Parker Hill – Green Bay School District

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

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

Darcy Pierson – Oshkosh Corp.
Maureen Pistone – Wipfli
Henry Sanders – 365 Nation

Sharon Bowen – Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
Angie Lee – Rawhide Ranch

Special thank you to our top investors. For a full list of New North investors, go to Our Investors