National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Program With a Purpose

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:35am

The mentorship program will allow Pride to develop and fulfill diversity spend needs through various industries with a focus on the Utility sector.

Key Points: 
  • The mentorship program will allow Pride to develop and fulfill diversity spend needs through various industries with a focus on the Utility sector.
  • In October of 2019, Senate Bill 255 (Bradford, Chapter 407, 2019) updated the Utility Supplier Diversity Program to require regulated utilities to submit annual procurement data related to LGBT business enterprises.
  • It was not until June 11 of 2015 that General Order 156 was expanded to include LGBT-owned businesses as a part of the Supplier Diversity Program.
  • The mentorship program will further inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses in procurement processes and increase opportunities to continue progress through legislation.

Statement from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Out Leadership on the Supreme Court Decision Regarding LGBTQ Protections in the Workplace

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 5:15pm

The LGBT community is a vital part of the American economy and deserves equal treatment under the law.

Key Points: 
  • The LGBT community is a vital part of the American economy and deserves equal treatment under the law.
  • This decision brings national attention to many of the inequities that have kept law-abiding LGBT citizens from achieving all they can.
  • www.nglcc.org @nglcc
    Out Leadership is the oldest and largest global LGBT+ business advisory that partners with the world's most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward.
  • We believe that LGBT+ inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBT+ people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business.

Wells Fargo And NGLCC Collaboration Launches XLR8 LGBTBE® Capacity Development Program

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:15pm

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo & Companyand the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, are proud to announce an unprecedented program for LGBT entrepreneurs: The NGLCC XLR8 Program.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo & Companyand the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, are proud to announce an unprecedented program for LGBT entrepreneurs: The NGLCC XLR8 Program.
  • XLR8 will consist of a series of by-application cohorts of NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (Certified LGBTBE) companies distinguished by revenue.
  • NGLCC and Wells Fargo are thrilled to bring together the first virtual cohort of XLR8 companies in the first week of June 2020.
  • These programs include: The NGLCC Engagement Center; The Chamber Leadership Development Program; NGLCC LGBT Biz Pitch Competition; and interactive webinar / digital matchmaking experiences.

GoProcure Named Diversity Supplier of the Year by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

GoProcure , a leading procurement solutions company that provides a B2B e-commerce platform, was announced as the winner of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Councils (GMSDC) Supplier of the Year Award.

Key Points: 
  • GoProcure , a leading procurement solutions company that provides a B2B e-commerce platform, was announced as the winner of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Councils (GMSDC) Supplier of the Year Award.
  • GoProcure was selected for its innovative spend management and e-procurement solution and for its continual commitment to diversity suppliers.
  • The GMSDC Spirit of Alliance honors individuals and businesses that contribute to the diversity and advancement of minority-led businesses.
  • The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes suppliers of varying sizes that are certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and demonstrate consistently high product and service quality.

Sodexo Recognized by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Inclusion Consortium on 2019 Best-of-the-Best List

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

Sodexo was recognized at the Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala held on April 10, 2019.

Key Points: 
  • Sodexo was recognized at the Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala held on April 10, 2019.
  • "A fundamental component of our business is rooted in diversity and inclusion," said Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo.
  • "Our employees are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work that's part of what distinguishes Sodexo as a leader in the space."
  • The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.

Out Leadership releases original research, convenes LGBT+ CEOs at its 9th annual U.S. Senior Leader Summit

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:50pm

Panel discussions will focus on the research findings and their implications for LGBT+ equality globally, and how business can continue to drive progress.

Key Points: 
  • Panel discussions will focus on the research findings and their implications for LGBT+ equality globally, and how business can continue to drive progress.
  • Thanks to EY leadership, we are able to foster conversations and push the LGBT+ agenda to actively advance inclusion within the business world and beyond."
  • Out Leadership is the global LGBT+ business network CEOs and multinational companies trust to generate Return on Equality.
  • Out Leadership is a certified B Corp. For more information, please visit www.outleadership.com

Wyndham Destinations Receives Two National Honors for Workplace Inclusion

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:48pm

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, has been recognized for its commitment to workplace inclusion by two distinguished national honors.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, has been recognized for its commitment to workplace inclusion by two distinguished national honors.
  • The company was chosen as a Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the National Business Inclusion Consortium.
  • Wyndham Destinations' score reflects a commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.
  • For more information about jobs at Wyndham Destinations, visit the Wyndham Destinations careers website at wyndcareers.com .

Wells Fargo collaborates with an alliance of diverse chambers of commerce on new Chamber Leadership Development Program

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:44pm

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Today an alliance of diverse chambers of commerce, in collaboration with Wells Fargo, launched a new Chamber Leadership Development Program to support diverse entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Today an alliance of diverse chambers of commerce, in collaboration with Wells Fargo, launched a new Chamber Leadership Development Program to support diverse entrepreneurs in the U.S.
  • The alliance includes the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Black Chambers Inc., the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.
  • The Chamber Leadership Development Program is aimed at educating and developing leaders of diverse state and local chambers of commerce to support diverse entrepreneurs.
  • "Through the Chamber Leadership Development Program, Wells Fargo sees an opportunity to strengthen diverse leaders within the small business community and to support local chambers in capacity building."

New York City Council Introduces LGBT Business Inclusion Bill in Partnership with NGLCC

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:10pm

NEW YORK andWASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce that a bill has been introduced in the New York City Council to include LGBT-owned businesses in contracting and procurement opportunities throughout the city and recognize NGLCC's exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise certification.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK andWASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce that a bill has been introduced in the New York City Council to include LGBT-owned businesses in contracting and procurement opportunities throughout the city and recognize NGLCC's exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise certification.
  • NGLCC represents the interests of America's 1.4 million LGBT business owners, with the New York Metro area being one of the largest concentrations of certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) anywhere in the nation.
  • "Thanks to this bill, LGBT entrepreneurs in New York City will now have the opportunity to create jobs and develop innovations that benefit all who live in the most diverse city in America.
  • In 2018, NGLCC won the inclusion of LGBTBEs in Baltimore, MD; Jersey City, NJ; and Hoboken, NJ, while also advancing statewide bills in New York and New Jersey.

Cornerstone Capital Group Earns Certification from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornerstone Capital Group ("Cornerstone"),an SEC-registered investment advisor that helps investors achieve their financial and societal objectives without sacrificing investment performance, today announcedthat it has been granted LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornerstone Capital Group ("Cornerstone"),an SEC-registered investment advisor that helps investors achieve their financial and societal objectives without sacrificing investment performance, today announcedthat it has been granted LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative.
  • "We are gratified to be recognized by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for our efforts to support inclusion and diversity,"said Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone.
  • Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Group is a financial services firm based in New York.
  • The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.