Supplier Innovation Center
The NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center, powered by Wells Fargo, is a dynamic space in the heart of our nation’s Capital dedicated to groundbreaking education and networking opportunities for Certified LGBTBE® businesses. The SIC captures the spirit of what it means to be an entrepreneur: innovation, leadership, drive, creativity, and vision. As the nexus of certification connections and resources, the Supplier Innovation Center:
- Expands the certified LGBT supplier network to reach innovative leaders and encourage transformative success for the LGBT business community
- Provides concrete resources to empower business owners to become powerful drivers for LGBT economic equality
- Acts as a secure home for all certification records, and will allow the NGLCC National Certification Committee to increase in capacity to meet the growing demand for certification as a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise®.
The NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center is proud to serve our core constituency groups, especially in the following ways:
- Business owners exploring the certification process for the first time will find a dedicated team of professionals ready to help them capitalize on certification resources designed to bring their companies to new heights.
- Certified LGBTBE® suppliers will benefit from innovative educational offerings and programs that establish certification as an indispensible designation for LGBT owned companies. A wide range of interactive activities including trainings, seminars, strategic leadership meetings, webinars, video conferencing, matchmaker meetings, networking receptions, and shared workspace for growing companies will bring valuable resources, tools, and experiences to the LGBT supplier community.
- Affiliate chambers of the NGLCC will also have exciting opportunities to directly engage LGBT businesses through the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center. Affiliate chambers will have access to leadership training and program development counseling aimed at strengthening local LGBT business communities served by the NGLCC’s network of domestic U.S. and international affiliates.
- NGLCC corporate partners will have unprecedented access to education and training for supplier diversity professionals, diversity and inclusion leaders, and LGBT Employee Resource groups. The Supplier Innovation Center will provide a permanent platform for connecting corporate America with Certified LGBTBE® suppliers in meaningful ways and will provide an innovative incubator for entrepreneurial success for the LGBT business community.
The NGLCC thanks its current Founding Champions of Innovation for their pledge and support to drive our Certified LGBTBE® suppliers to the next level.