The Partnership Aims to Promote Diverse Businesses
and Economic Development Across the Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE
Washington, DC (October 18, 2021) – DoorDash, one of the nation's leading last-mile logistics platform, has partnered with The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the United States Black Chamber of Commerce (USBCC), and the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) to support the empowerment of diverse business organizations and to effectively advocate on behalf of their communities across the country. This announcement comes as a part of DoorDash’s ongoing work to promote diverse businesses and economic empowerment in local communities.
DoorDash, NGLCC, USHCC, USBC, and National ACE will partner on activities designed to empower Disability, Asian American, Black, Hispanic, and LGBT communities as a part of the partnership. DoorDash will also sponsor two important programs as part of the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), of which most of the organizations belong. Those include:
● Becoming an inaugural partner of the NBIC Affiliate Advocacy Academy. The Academy will bring together NBIC organizational affiliates that currently do or desire to engage in the advocacy processes to prepare affiliates with the necessary tools to push shared priorities and effectively advocate.
● Sponsoring NBIC’s Annual Best-of-the-Best Awards program which recognizes the community role that the top 50 corporations play in cross-segment inclusion. This event also recognizes top federal elected officials championing inclusion as well as community role models. As part of the partnership, DoorDash will sponsor a new state and local elected official recognition category.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership as a part of our commitment to empower businesses across diverse communities around the country,” said John Horton, Head of DoorDash Public Engagement. “By partnering with such respected and far-reaching organizations like NGLCC, USHCC, USBC, Disability:IN, and National ACE to meaningfully make a difference in underserved areas, we can carry out our shared goals by amplifying their voices and that is crucial to empowering marginalized and historically underserved communities.”
“Our top priority is equality for our diverse communities,” said Justin Nelson, co-founder and president of the NGLCC. “We all know that you can’t have equality if you don’t have equity and you can’t have equity if you don’t know how to advocate. This partnership will help our organizations and affiliates do that more effectively.”
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DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Founded in 2013, DoorDash enables local businesses to address consumers' expectations of ease and immediacy and thrive in today's convenience economy. By building the last-mile logistics infrastructure for local commerce, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time.
About the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers.
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 270 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our central office and 25 Affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.
About the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE)
National ACE serves as a strong advocate of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) business interests and affects positive change on all issues that enhance and advance the goals and aspirations of AAPI business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. We strive to do this through supporting and promoting issues that impact the AAPI business community, improving the economic development and economic impact of the AAPI community, advancing coalitions and enhancing community building, and fostering the next generation of AAPI entrepreneurs and CEOs.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 260 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and partners with more than 260 major American corporations. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter.
About U.S. 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 African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.