Grand Hyatt Washington | Washington, D.C.
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The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), in partnership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), will host Unity Week on November 15-17, 2022, in Washington, DC.

Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the 2022 NBIC Unity Week is a celebration of diversity, opportunity, equity, and collaboration. Attendees will receive access to exclusive dayside programming focused on building unprecedented success for diverse communities in the United States, and around the globe. Unity Week brings together LGBT and allied leaders to celebrate successes and continue building strong and prosperous business programs.

HOST HOTEL: Grand Hyatt Washington | 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Previous Programming


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15: Hosted at the Grand Hyatt & Mayflower Hotel

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open 
Location: Registration Desk – Constitution Level 3B | Grand Hyatt

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Opening Mix & Mingle
Location: Foyer – Constitution Level 3B | Grand Hyatt

1:00 PM - 4:50 PM Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Educational Programming
Location: Wilson, Roosevelt & Cabin John Rooms - Constitution Level 3B & Farragut Square & Lafayette Park Rooms - Independence Level 5B | Grand Hyatt

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM “Thriving with Capital One: ‘3 Elevator Pitch Mistakes According to Buyers’ Education Session | Presented by WBENC
Location: Mayflower Hotel – 1127 Connecticut Ave NW

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ‘Thriving with Capital One’ Unity Reception co-hosted by WBENC, NGLCC, and WIPP
Location: Mayflower Hotel – 1127 Connecticut Ave NW


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16: Hosted at the Grand Hyatt

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Registration Desk Open 
Location: East Registration - Independence Level (5B)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast 
Location: Independence Foyer East - Independence Level (5B)

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Business Impact Table Topic – SBA Clinic
Location: Level 5B: FARRAGUT SQUARE ROOM 
Presenter: Zachary Gieber Management Analyst, WOSB Federal Contracting Program, U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA has created the SBA CLINIC to assist business owners with their 8a, WOSB, HUBZone and Mentor Protege certifications. If you have a certification that is pending and can't get an answer, go to the SBA CLINIC for real time answers to where your application is in the process. 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Business Impact Table Topic – Access to Business Funding
Location: Level 5B: FARRAGUT SQUARE ROOM
Presenter: Teresa Moon Director, Business Development, Parabilis

The #1 need for all businesses, of all sizes, in all industries is for flexible and affordable working capital to support your growth. Let us break the taboo of talking about financing and have an open conversation about building a complete plan for success in the federal marketplace! Come join our session and build a strategy for your business that includes information on the types of funding accessible to you through each stage of your growth and creating a team of internal and external support that will take your business to the level of success you desire. 

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch On Your Own

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Coffee Break
Location: East Registration - Independence Level (5B)

1:45 PM - 5:30 PM Matchmakers 
Location: Independence Ballroom - Independence Level (5B)

1:45 PM - 5:20 PM Ted-Style Talks 
Location: Farragut Square Room - Independence Level (5B)

Evening Free


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17: Hosted at the Grand Hyatt

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open 
Location: East Registration - Independence Level (5B)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Coffee
Location: Independence Foyer East - Independence Level 5B

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Policymaker Roundtable 
Location: Farragut Square & Lafayette Park Rooms - Independence Level 5B
Join Congressional leaders and advisors, business owners, and subject matter experts for a dialogue about advocacy for the small business community in the next Congress and beyond. Discussion will focus on the future of diversity in business, infrastructure and government spending, and how diverse business communities and corporate America can work together to back mutually beneficial policies and reforms.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Break

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Best of the Best Awards Luncheon 
Location: Independence Ballroom - Level (5B)
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) has named the seventh annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. The “BOTB" designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities. This designation is highly competitive and is bestowed only to corporations that we see constantly striving to strengthen and celebrate diversity. The corporations being honored are true leaders in ongoing global commitments to create a better future for all diverse communities in business.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Coffee Break
Location: East Registration - Independence Level (5B)

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  TGX Town Hall
Location: Farragut Square & Lafayette Park Rooms - Independence Level 5B
Join us for NGLCC’s Annual Transgender & Gender Expansive (TGX) Town Hall & Networking Program. You will hear from TGX Certified LGBTBE® suppliers, corporate leaders, NGLCC TGX Initiative Leaders, and more. For any questions about the program or the NGLCC TGX Initiative, contact our team at [email protected]

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Succession Planning Session
Location: Farragut Square & Lafayette Park Rooms - Independence Level 5B
Out & Open Succession Planning Workshop

Business succession planning is an important part of operating a business, especially for small business owners nearing retirement. LGBTQ business owners may have unique circumstances to consider, including those based on familial norms, making a strong succession plan even more necessary. Join NGLCC for this important educational session to better protect you, your business, and your legacy.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Reception
Location: Independence Ballroom F, G, H & I - Independence Level 5B

Due to high demand, OUR HOST HOTEL IS SOLD OUT. We recommend the following alternate options for accommodation based on proximity to the event. 

• Moxy Washington DC, Downtown | Book via our partner link to secure a special discounted rate while rooms last.

Other nearby options include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton 

Hilton Garden Inn

Unity Week Partners

2022 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards

This month, NGLCC & NBIC selected the seventh annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across diverse segments. The presentation of those honored with the Best-of-the-Best designation will be made at the Best-of-the-Best Awards Luncheon on November 17 as part of NBIC Unity Week. 

Click here to view the 2022 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion cohort.

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 NBIC Unity Week & Best-of-the-Best Sponsors!

November 18, 2022 | National Building Museum | Washington, D.C.

Unity Week will culminate with the NGLCC National Dinner at the National Building Museum on the evening of November 18, 2022. The National Dinner is aimed at uplifting and honoring those who have committed themselves to the best practice of supplier diversity and LGBT inclusion in the workplace, in the community, and especially in the supply chain.

Click here to view the 2022 National Dinner Award Honorees.

Host Locations: Grand Hyatt & National Building Museum

Please note, the time, location, and information regarding events below is subject to change until further notice.

Friday, November 18

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Desk Open 
Location: East Registration - Independence Level (5B) | Grand Hyatt

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Continental Breakfast 
Location: Independence Foyer East - Independence Level (5B) | Grand Hyatt

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NGLCC Joint Council Meeting (by invitation) 
Location: Independence Ballroom East - Independence Level (5B) | Grand Hyatt
All NGLCC Corporate Partners are invited to attend this joint session of the Corporate Advisory Council and Procurement Council for a deep dive into the trends and forecasts for supplier diversity, DEI, and economic development in the LGBTQ+ communities we serve.

6:00 PM - 11:30 PM NGLCC National Dinner 
Location: National Building Museum

Due to high demand, OUR HOST HOTEL IS SOLD OUT. We recommend the following alternate options for accommodation based on proximity to the event. 

• Moxy Washington DC, Downtown | Book via our partner link to secure a special discounted rate while rooms last.

Other nearby options include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton 

Hilton Garden Inn

 

Presenting Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

After Party Sponsors

Founders and Friends Reception Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor