Expo East—PRESENCE Supported (included), a Membership Collective for BIPOC CPG Execs

PRESENCE is a proud supporter of New Hope Network’s partnership with (included), a membership collective for BIPOC top executives in CPG who are dedicated to one another’s success, who advocate for diverse representation, and who commit to amplifying BIPOC voices.

Last month, New Hope’s exciting partnership guided multiple efforts at Expo East in Philadelphia and is a strong steppingstone in creating a long-term strategy for effectively elevating BIPOC-owned brands in the industry.

(included) was founded by the CEOs of Hella Cocktail Company, UN!TE Foods, The Good Bean, Nona Lim, Good Food for Good and Smoketown, LLC. This membership collective is supportive and is committed to the success of BIPOC with the top job in CPG. “We are few, our jobs are difficult, and our success is critical.” (included) advocates for diverse representation in campaigns & initiatives in the CPG Industry. (included) amplifies the voices of BIPOC top executives and the efforts of BIPOC-owned brands using our collective influence.

As an (included) Supporter, PRESENCE is committed to:

  • Activating our support of diversity and inclusion in the Natural Products Industry; not only with an acknowledgement, but also showing up, listening, sharing resources, and engaging with others involved.
  • Encouraging colleagues to learn more about the (included) & BIPOC brands and continue making new connections.
  • Inviting BIPOC businesses into the fold, showing them that they are welcome and belong in this industry.