Benefits of Certification

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Becoming a Certified LGBTBE® gives your business the opportunity to compete for sourcing contracts with NGLCC's partners.

These corporate and government partners are committed to creating a diverse supply chain that is inclusive of LGBTQ-owned businesses, and have targeted amounts for spending with diverse business enterprises. Getting your business certified is a necessary element of gaining access to these billions of dollars in life-changing business opportunities.

Additional Benefits

  • National recognition by America’s top corporations as a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® supplier.
  • Eligibility to exhibit at the annual NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference, as well as at regional events.
  • Automatic inclusion in the NGLCC’s online searchable database of certified businesses, which is accessible by NGLCC Corporate Partners.
  • Use of the NGLCC Certified Business logo on your marketing materials, which identifies your business as LGBTQ-owned through the NGLCC to an international audience.
  • Eligibility to receive sourcing opportunities from the NGLCC and its Corporate Partners.
  • Eligibility to participate in mentorship programs, leadership trainings, and scholarship opportunities presented by NGLCC Corporate Partners.
  • Eligibility for involvement with the Transgender & Gender Expansive (TGX) Initiative for TGX-owned businesses, and the Communities of Color Initiative (CoCi) for business owners of color.
Discounts & Offers

Business Resources

As part of the NGLCC community, you’re entitled to great discounts offered by various organizations and companies!

“There are organizations we have been a part of which have not delivered the same about of value in a whole year compared to what NGLCC has provided for us in just a handful of months that we have been involved!”

Jayson Mamaclay

Co-Founder of Fuzzy Logic Escape Rooms

Government Opportunities

Public Sector Inclusion Opportunities

NGLCC has worked with many state and local governments to accept the Certified LGBTBE® status as a part of their supplier diversity program.