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Engage in programs to support Certified LGBTBE® growth!

Monthly Webinars

Connect with other suppliers and learn best practices with NGLCC's monthly Certified LGBTBE® Webinar Series. The webinar is designed to offer expert advice, information, and education to business owners and entrepreneurs certified by the NGLCC as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers. Webinar topics and panelists are announced every month in the NGLCC's Connect e-newsletter. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Mentorship Program

NGLCC established the Mentorship Program to match Certified LGBTBE® suppliers with corporate representatives and/or other successful LGBT business owners who have the background and expertise to assist with business development and focus areas identified by the LGBTBE protégé. The program’s objective is to help Certified LGBTBE® suppliers identify and overcome barriers that typically inhibit success. Mentors strive to foster growth and enhance the competitiveness of Certified LGBTBE® suppliers.

Scholarship Program

Certified LGBTBE® suppliers harness executive education to strengthen their management skills and build their business capacity. NGLCC is proud to partner with Dartmouth College to help Certified LGBTBE® suppliers attend Tuck’s School of Business Executive Education Program at Dartmouth. The Tuck Scholarship includes tuition, books, materials, accommodations, and most meals. The program also offers scholarships of up to $5,000 which can be applied to tuition and book fees of a business development course of the applicant’s choice at an accredited college/university. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Business Resources

Display your brand loyalty! LGBT and allied businesses have the opportunity to access discounts from some of our most committed corporate partners. Sign up to save on travel, shipping, hotel costs and more. Check back often for special deals and offers from your favorite brands. 

Supplier Events

Make sure you're attending local networking events, but always keep the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference on your calendar for face-to-face interaction with top business leaders in corporate America, the federal government, and Certified LGBTBE® suppliers. Building on last year's sold out conference, we are expecting hundreds of certified suppliers, LGBT and allied business owners, corporate and government procurement decision makers, and community leaders from across the country and around the globe. You'll have a week of making new connections, meeting new customers, exploring teaming opportunities, and taking in the wide array of expert panels, educational sessions, and world-class networking.