March 21, 2016
Washington, D.C. — The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, proudly announces Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) as the latest addition to the NGLCC National Corporate Partner family. TWC is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States.
Through its participation on the NGLCC Procurement Council and Corporate Advisory Council, TWC can elevate its supplier diversity programs among 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 Certified LGBTBE® suppliers; and discuss emerging trends in diversity and inclusion. NGLCC corporate partners demonstrate their commitment to inclusion by completing the circle of diversity, which includes pro-LGBT workplace policies, authentic LGBT marketing, and purchasing from Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers.
“Time Warner Cable is excited to partner with NGLCC and we look forward to new opportunities as we expand our supplier diversity program with LGBT-owned businesses,” said David Wiehagen, TWC’s VP and Chief Procurement Officer. “As a long-time supporter of diversity and inclusion, we believe that working with diverse suppliers is reflective of our employee and customer population and truly benefits the business.”
TWC now joins NGLCC’s ever-growing roster of Fortune 500 corporations and business organizations seeking to expand economic opportunities with LGBT businesses. NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers will help nearly all major corporations and organizations achieve the brass ring they aspire to: a billion dollar spend on minority owned businesses. Adding LGBT enterprises to a supply chain increases the number of high quality competitive bids that allow companies to continue raising their minority spend year over year as a part of their social responsibility commitments.
“Time Warner Cable is a leader within the telecommunications industry that stands at the forefront of diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC Co-Founder and President. “We are thrilled to welcome Time Warner Cable as a corporate partner as we know their commitment to supply chain diversity is unwavering.”
TWC has an existing relationship with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and recently sponsored its “LGBT Gives Back” launch celebration event in Milwaukee. TWC has received numerous awards for diversity and inclusion and was named a 2016 Best Place to Work for LGBT employees by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with a perfect 100 percent score for the fourth year in a row.
About National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 16 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
NGLCC MEDIA CONTACT:
Jonathan D. Lovitz
Vice President of External Affairs, NGLCC
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