Incorporating Intersectionality into the DEI Space

March 7 | By Sarah Jester
DEI - or the standard of diversity, equity, and inclusion - is recognized as a best practice in the business world. In recent years, as awareness of DEI practices has spread, corporations have developed supplier diversity departments and internal employee resource groups (ERGs) in order to ensure that they uphold DEI standards. But what does it mean to truly ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for both employees and suppliers to feel a sense of true belonging? And how can the concept of intersectionality be better incorporated into DEI standards?
 

Protect TGX Rights in 2022

February 8 | By Sarah Jester
There is no pleasant way to put it: 2022 is off to a heartbreaking start in terms of anti-transgender & gender expansive (anti-TGX) legislation. In the first week of January alone, lawmakers in at least seven states, including Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Hampshire and South Dakota, introduced proposals that would restrict access to healthcare and lifesaving measures for TGX individuals.
 

Doing Business with NGLCC in 2022

January 26 | By Sarah Jester
As the first month of 2022 comes to a close, LGBT business owners across the country have made their biz resolutions for the New Year, re-examined their foundational business plans, and connected with customers and clients to see what they can improve upon, but there is one thing you’re leaving off your list for 2022 - learning how to do business with the NGLCC network!
 

NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit: The Power of Reconnecting

January 21 | By Sarah Jester
Last November, nearly 500 LGBTQ business owners, supplier diversity leaders, corporate representatives, affiliate chamber leaders, and allies all convened in sunny Hollywood, Florida at the NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit, with hundreds more virtual attendees joining them from home.
 

National Black History Month: Identity and Intersectionality

January 5 | By Elaine Godwin
As NGLCC joins the nation in celebrating National Black History Month this year, now more than ever, it is important to shine a light on the significant, positive impact that Black-owned businesses have on our country and economy.
 

Shop Small and LGBT for the Holidays!

December 7 | By Sarah Jester
Holiday season is officially upon us! Snow is falling (at least, in some states), festive lights string the trees, and cheery music plays in nearly every coffee shop and department store across the country. After over a year of not being able to see friends and family for the holidays, this month serves as a perfect time to reunite with the ones that we love most. So what’s at the top of our checklist before the holidays are officially in full swing? Buying the perfect gift!
 

Proximo: Paving the Way in STEM

October 7 | By Sarah Jester
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, as well as the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. Our Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers are responsible for generating over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, creating new jobs, and innovating business solutions nationwide. Many of these innovations take the form of data solutions, integration, and analytics.
 

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from NGLCC!

September 22 | By Sarah Jester
Beginning each year on September 15 and coming to a close on October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize, honor, and uplift the multitude of accomplishments and contributions that Hispanic individuals have made and continue to make. At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we are proud to spotlight our Hispanic LGBT-owned businesses that are leading the way in their respective fields! This month, we interviewed three Hispanic Certified LGBTBE® owners about their entrepreneurial journeys and businesses. Let it Roar Creative

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