NBIC Unity Week & Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala 2023 | November 27-30

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in partnership with the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), will host Unity Week on November 27-30, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the 2023 NBIC Unity Week is a celebration of diversity, opportunity, equity, and collaboration. Attendees will receive access to exclusive dayside programming focused on continuing the growth and success for diverse communities in the United States and around the globe. Unity Week brings together LGBTQ+ and allied leaders to celebrate hardwon successes and focus on how we build support in our networks to create strong and prosperous business programs.

Best-of-the-Best Awards Event

Unity Week will culminate with the Best-of-the-Best Awards Event on November 30, 2023.

The 2023 Unity Week agenda will include the return of robust educational programming that brings together a united force of the most passionate leaders in the diverse business community. We will see the return of dynamic sessions, one of the largest Matchmaking events of the year, and the week will conclude with the Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala wherein we recognize the Top 50 Corporations for Inclusion and special awards. 

Detailed agenda forthcoming, but to facilitate your travel plans please review.

Monday, November 27

WBENC Programming (by invitation)

Tuesday, November 28 

WBENC Programming (by invitation)

WIPP Programming (by invitation)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Reception

Wednesday, November 29

7:45 AM - 5:30 PM | Registration & Help Desk Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Opening Plenary Session

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Unity Week Breakout Session Block 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | NGLCC Joint Councils Session (by invitation)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Plenary Luncheon

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Break

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Unity Week MatchMakers

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | NaVOBA Best Corporations Reception (by invitation)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Unity Week Reception 

Thursday, November 30 

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Registration & Help Desk Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM |Unity Week Breakout Sessions Block 2 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Break

10:45 PM | Plenary Doors Open

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Best-of-the-Best Event 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM | Best-of-the-Best Awardee Photo Op 

Presenting Level Sponsors
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National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses.


The leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 500 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. 

National Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC serves as a growth engine for NMSDC-certified minority businesses and creates opportunities to connect MBEs to hundreds of America’s largest corporate members wishing to build relationships with trusted minority-owned companies.

National Veteran-Owned Business Association

NaVOBA provides a direct link for contracting between corporate America and Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE) and Certified
Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (SDVBE).

United States Black Chambers Inc.

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership, and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support a network of African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The USHCC is the primary voice in the nation for the Hispanic business community in Washington D.C., collaborating with a national network of media partners and America’s largest corporations to engage in powerful business advocacy to represent your interests.

United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

The most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian American and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

WEConnect International

WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world.

Women Impacting Public Policy

WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Disability:INNational Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), United States Black Chambers Inc. (USBC), United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAAC), WEConnect InternationalWomen Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).