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OUR IMPACT

Office of LGBT+ Affairs

Our global initiative dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion for the LGBT+ community

 

 

 

Educational Courses and Certification

 

We’re partnering with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to offer free educational courses designed to help LGBT+ entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. From navigating your cash flow to marketing in a digital world, these guided sessions focus on addressing immediate and long-term financial needs and building resiliency. Learn more and register for the courses.

Together, we’re also certifying 100 LGBT+ business enterprises. Chamber membership and certification fees will be sponsored by our Office of LGBT+ Affairs and distributed through the NGLCC. Becoming certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) can open the door to new business growth opportunities.

 

Resources for LGBT+ Owned Businesses

 

Supporting Entrepreneurial Growth

We are proud to collaborate with organizations that support the LGBT+ entrepreneurial community, including StartOut and BØWIE.

 

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StartOut is the leading U.S.-based nonprofit organization to support LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Their mission is to increase the number, diversity and impact of LGBTQ+ founders and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.

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BØWIE is the first entrepreneurial incubator dedicated to queer and feminist projects in Europe. They offer training, coaching and peer support to queer and feminist creators and showcase projects to raise awareness, fight stereotypes and inspire change.

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