Carol Pierce

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Carol Pierce chaired the N.H. Commission on the Status of Women from 1970 to 1975. Gov. Walter Peterson appointed her in response to legislation creating the Commission in 1969. The Commission found its work in the surge of national interest in women’s rights of the time. Their charge was to energize N.H. women to understand their rights and responsibilities personally and as citizens for public action.

Ms. Pierce was a founder of newdynamics in 1972, an organization development firm specializing in diversity consulting and training, process consultation, and strategic planning in flatter, less hierarchical structures. She was an innovator in the field of diversity education when there were few diversity training programs and little published material for corporate consulting. She is a designer of programs and writer in the areas of gender, race, and sexual orientation, as well as egalitarian structures where power equity, diversity, and creativity are important.

Starting in 2000 Ms. Pierce gave leadership to the resettlement of immigrants and refugees by bringing together human service, educational organizations, and the police in their support. She joined Laconia Police Chief Bill Baker in creating a Mayor’s committee dedicated to cultivating a community-wide climate that does not tolerate prejudice or discrimination of any kind. She remains active after chairing it for 13 years.

She served nine years on the Lakes Region Mental Health Center Board of Directors; serves on the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Advisory Council; and is a recent member of the Advisory and Program Committees, NH Endowment for Health. She is a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.