Long Walk to Conference

July 21 | By
By Yolande Kwinana   In celebration of the Nelson Mandela International Day for Freedom, Justice, and Democracy on Monday, July 18, we honor the sacrifices the Nelson Mandela made for the sake of ensuring every person has their basic human rights. We are grateful for his leadership as a South African and as a world leader; the work that he did has provided organizations like NGLCC with a platform for its LGBT economic advocacy and supplier diversity initiatives in South Africa.   
 

Promoting Inclusion in the Rainbow Nation

May 19 | By Orain Edwards
Promoting Inclusion in the Rainbow Nation; South African Business Owner Reflects on Starting Her Own Business, Business to Business Connections, and the Importance of Perseverance! Affectionately called the “Rainbow Nation,” one could say that South Africa represents the epitome of the modern day struggle for diversity and inclusion, including the fight for LGBT equality. As Africa’s second largest economy, today, South Africa remains one of the continent’s major economic powerhouses and the only country in Africa to decriminalize discrimination based on sexual orientation through its new Constitution in 1996. 
 

NGLCC and the National Business Inclusion Consortium Announce “Best-of-the-Best” Companies for Diversity

April 27 | By Andy DiAntonio
Washington, DC – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the inaugural Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all community sectors. 
 

Respect & Community: Earth Day and the LGBT Community

April 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
Happy Earth Day from NGLCC and certified LGBTBE RENEWPR, LLC!   Thank you RENEWPR President and Founder, Ben Finzel, for sharing your thoughts on the overlap between respect for Earth and respect for the LGBT people around the globe who call it home.    
 

Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Finalists

April 19 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) is excited to announce the five finalists for the inaugrural Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Award. This prestigious award was designed to recognize an exemplary program or initiative that was developed to better the lives and opportunities of internal and/or external diverse stakeholders.  The Program or Initiative of the Year impacts the firm in one or more of the following areas: customer service, community service and external engagement, customer programming, or employee inclusion.    This year's finalists are:  
 

NGLCC Global Reflects on Recent Work in the Dominican Republic

March 23 | By Michael Castellano
When reflecting on all the achievements we have collectively won for LGBT equality under the Obama Administration, we realize we have come a long way. From repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell to extending protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to transgender employees, from passing Assembly Bill AB1678 for LGBT business owners in California to striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, we have certainly seen many incredible advances.  
 

NGLCC Applauds Charlotte City Council for Passing LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance and Recognizing the Business Case for Inclusion

February 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
Following hours of debate and months of discussions and input from advocacy organizations, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance by a 7-4 vote.   
 

Toast-its Rings in the Holidays with a Nordstrom Partnership

December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black  
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Social Driver

December 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Social Driver, led by business partners and husbands Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop, is a marketing agency that uses social-fueled strategies to drive next-generation results. Social Driver works with leading corporations and nonprofit organizations to connect with their audiences online through social media campaigns, websites, and data visualizations. Social Driver serves major clients across the country and around the globe and was named the 7th fastest growing marketing agency in the United States by Agency 100.  

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