As a network, we build on the strengths of each partner and share best practices, while also developing a more thorough understanding of the challenges that LGBTQI people and business owners face.
Who We Are
We are a network comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks all over the world. It is devoted to promoting economic empowerment as well as inclusive economic growth for LGBTQI people and LGBTQI-owned businesses.
NGLCC Global is dedicated to advancing the economic empowerment of LGBTQI people everywhere. Economic empowerment means when an individual or community has an equality of opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the formal economy. For too many LGBTQI people, discrimination, violence, and stigma limit their ability to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from such opportunities. Throughout the network, NGLCC Global promotes LGBTQI economic empowerment for individuals in the labor market, for LGBTQI workers in the formal sector, and for LGBTQI business owners and entrepreneurs.
NGLCC Global is also dedicated to advancing inclusive economic growth for LGBTQI people. Inclusive economic growth refers to the ways in which employment and financial advances apply equitably across all sectors, social groups, and socioeconomic classes. In contexts where LGBTQI people experience exclusion, there is significantly less economic output, which limits any meaningful redistribution into their well-being. NGLCC Global thus works with the private sector and public sector to develop ways to understand and foster inclusive economic growth for LGBTQI people.
NGLCC Global provides many opportunities for our international business community to grow and connect. Interested in getting involved with NGLCC Global, attending an NGLCC Global event or getting your business or chamber registered for potential growth and networking opportunities?
Realizing Our Mission
To build a world in which LGBTQI people can flourish in their economic opportunities, as well as an economic system that provides equal opportunities and investments in LGBTQI people, NGLCC Global focuses on the following main points:
- Expand the global LGBTQI business network: NGLCC Global helps build and grow more global LGBTQI Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks, particularly in regions where there are no such collective endeavors.
- Scale up international Supplier Diversity: NGLCC Global aims to increase the registration of LGBTQI-owned businesses to connect them with multinational corporations and international affiliate chamber leaders to increase their business opportunities.
- Collect data and generate knowledge: As numerous global institutions have shown, the quantitative data gaps on LGBTQI people are enormous. Without large-scale research initiatives or governments to collect data, this undercuts the ability of LGBTQI people to represent themselves, their well-being, and their livelihoods. With international and regional organizations, NGLCC Global collects data on LGBTQI socioeconomic well-being, and create data-driven recommendations for the public and private sector alike.
- Convene LGBTQI business leaders: NGLCC Global works year-round to connect LGBTQI business owners, Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks, as well as corporate partners for business development opportunities.