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Networking Events

Power Connect

A mix of virtual and in person networking events for LGBTQ+ and allied business and community leaders to make meaningful business and social connections.

Women in Business

Quarterly Women in Business mixers are a place for women and gender-diverse community members to connect and celebrate the growth and accomplishments of women and gender-diverse entrepreneurs and the vital role they play in our economy.


WEgsba is GSBA’s initiative to bring together all women and gender-diverse business owners to discuss challenges, share resources, learn from presenters, advocate for and increase visibility of the community, and provide mentorship opportunities for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more info, email Laureli Shimayo at

Signature Events

November 18, 2023

The premier LGBTQ+ gala in Washington State! The proceeds from this glamorous, not-to-be-missed event benefit the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, the oldest LGBTQ+ scholarship fund in the U.S.

The GSBA Impact Awards
March 2, 2023

The GSBA Impact Awards honors businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders who demonstrate excellence and success in their business or profession in a red carpet award show you won't want to miss!

The GSBA Scholars Celebration
May 13, 2023

Since 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has invested over $5 million in the best and brightest LGBTQ+ and allied students by awarding educational scholarships and leadership training. This inspirational evening is your opportunity to meet our future leaders.

Pride Lunch and Pop Up Market
June 8, 2023

Celebrate Pride in style at this luncheon at McCaw Hall, and get all of your pride gear at Pop Up Shops from some of our amazing vendors!

Holiday Pop Up Market and Annual Meeting Luncheon
December 13, 2023

Put on your most fabulous holiday attire and celebrate with us as we get our gift shopping done at our amazing pop up market, share a meal, and celebrate the successes of the previous year.

Upcoming Events

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