by Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell
| Sep 27, 2017
We've done it!
After 15 years of NGLCC advocating for LGBT business owners and guiding the largest companies in the world towards more inclusive supplier diversity, we've hit one of our biggest milestones yet: 1000 certified LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBEs).
When we started on this journey, we hoped to make a difference in the LGBT business community and to stand up for the often overlooked LGBT business owner. With over 1000 LGBT businesses certified as LGBTBEs, we have incontrovertible proof that we are not the only ones committed to this vision. Our businesses are essential to the economic health of this country - adding over $1.7 trillion dollars
to the the U.S. economy and creating tens of thousands of new jobs. We are thriving in every sector and in every corner of the nation because of your commitment, innovation, and pride in our business community.
NGLCC's success could not have been achieved without the incredible support from our corporate partners, affiliate chambers, friends, allies, and our 1000+ certified LGBTBE owners. For your unyielding support, we thank you.
Even with this incredible milestone under our belts, our work is far from over. With our recent inclusion in the Billon Dollar Roundtable
and the standalone requirement in the HRC Corporate Equality Index
to utilize LGBT businesses in corporate supply chain, we know there is exponential growth still ahead for our LGBTBE certification numbers and for the number of contracting opportunities for our businesses to thrive. We encourage each one of you to talk with a friend or colleague about getting certified
and helping us move a little closer to our goal of getting 2000 certified LGBTBEs by 2020.
With excitement for the next fifteen years of LGBT business success,
NGLCC President and Co-Founder
NGLCC CEO and Co-Founder
Did you know?
If you are a GSBA member, your NGLCC LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification fees are waived! Click here to become LGBTBE certified today.