Benefits of the LGBTBE certification

The LGBTBE certification is provided by NGLCC for businesses that are majority LGBT owned and operated. Earning this accreditation enables certified businesses to receive a portion of the diverse spend from corporate partners in the Supplier Diversity Initiative. Almost one third of the Fortune 500 participates in the Supplier Diversity Initiative.  


LGBTBEs also receive unique educational and networking opportunities available through the NGLCC.  As a business-level RBA member, you receive a waiver of the $400 application fee and the $100 annual re-certification fee. 


Certification also includes these additional benefits:


•National recognition by America's top corporations as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise


•Eligibility to exhibit at the annual NGLCC Business and Leadership Conference, as well as at regional events


•Automatic inclusion in the NGLCC's online searchable database of certified businesses, which is accessible by NGLCC Corporate Partners


•Use of the NGLCC Certified Business logo on your marketing materials, which identifies your business as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise through the NGLCC to the NGLCC's national network


•Eligibility to receive sourcing opportunities e-mails from the NGLCC and its Corporate Partners


•Eligibility to participate in mentorship programs, leadership trainings, and scholarship opportunities presented by NGLCC Corporate Partners