Corporate Partnership Benefits

Having direct access to Certified LGBTBE® companies is just the first benefit of being a corporate partner. ​


Whether your company’s goals are to utilize top LGBTQ suppliers, develop new clients, bring parity to your diversity practices, benchmark with other corporate partners and top firms, influence essential inclusive public policy, recruit top LGBTQ talent, or all of the above, NGLCC partnership is key. 

Partnership Benefits

  • Listing as a Corporate Partner of the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative in all print and web material relating to the program
  • Personalized Annual Corporate Visibility Report detailing your company’s work with Certified LGBTBE® suppliers and other useful engagement as well as industry comparisons and other useful information you can share as part of your CEI survey response.
  • Direct access to LGBTQ-owned businesses certified by the NGLCC via database, matchmaking events, and direct referrals
  • Representation as a corporate member of the NGLCC Procurement Council
  • Representation as a corporate member of the NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council
  • Broad exposure at all NGLCC supplier diversity events
  • Support in developing, expanding or promoting corporate diversity business development and procurement opportunities
  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner of the Supplier Diversity Initiative at the annual NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference and NGLCC National Dinner
  • Participation in one-on-one matchmaker meetings with Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® companies at the NGLCC National Conference
  • Opportunity for NGLCC to conduct LGBTQ supplier diversity training for corporate LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, supplier diversity team, and diversity & inclusion stakeholders
  • Include Certified LGBTBE® Inclusive Supplier Diversity in your upcoming HRC CEI scoring

Keep or Achieve 100 on the HRC CEI

Supplier diversity becomes even more important for companies who want to achieve a perfect score in the CEI. 

Expand Supplier Diversity

Partnering with the NGLCC to expand your existing supplier diversity program to include Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® companies would not only create true parity for LGBTQ-owned businesses, but ensures your company is following a Fortune 500 recognized best practice and achieves the highest possible score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index & potential inclusion in The Billion Dollar Roundtable.

NGLCC corporate partners can also elevate their supplier diversity programs through participating on the NGLCC Procurement Council and Corporate Advisory Council among their peers and colleagues. NGLCC’s councils are the premier forums to exchange ideas regarding supplier diversity best practices; help create standards for how to do business with LGBTQ suppliers; and discuss emerging trends in diversity and inclusion. 

Access to Signature Events

In addition, corporate partners receive recognition for their partnership and broad exposure at NGLCC signature events: the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference and the NGLCC National Dinner. These events also allow corporate partners to connect with Certified LGBTBE® companies through council subcommittees, one-on-one matchmaking sessions, strategic networking and our marketplace expo at the International Conference, where partners receive a complimentary booth.

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