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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CONNECT WITH OTHER LGBTBE® CERTIFIED BUSINESSES ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS!
This event is open only to LGBT Chamber members who are LGBTBE® certified.
Join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce for the exclusive quarterly statewide program, 2021 LGBTBE® Roundtable Program to support your certified business and learn, grow, connect. Connect with LGBTBE businesses across the State of Texas!
The primary focus of the program is to foster the development, growth and sustainability of certified LGBTQ-owned businesses which are members of the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber.
Join other LGBTBE® certified businesses across the State of Texas for this roundtable program to learn more about making a good first impression, developing relationships, and fulfilling opportunities with corporate partners. Participants will hear from a panel of supplier diversity experts who will share best practices for doing business with their companies and others like them.
- Hear directly from supplier diversity experts about how to make connections and pitch your business
- Learn what corporate partners are looking for in potential suppliers
- Discover some of the best events for supplier diversity networking.
- Learn more about how to utilize the NGLCC and local Chambers' member portals to find tools and make connections.
- Gain a better understanding how LGBTBE® businesses can use certification in their branding to potential partners.
- Network with other LGBTBE certified businesses across the State of Texas and make valuable connections
- Engage in roundtable breakouts with individual panelists
- Observe and learn from a peer who makes a pitch and receives feedback from experts
Dell's Meredith Melecki, Chief of Staff for the Supply Chain Assurance
HEB's Supplier Diversity VP, James Harris
Heather Herndon-Wright, MCA, CPSD, CPSM. Director – Supply Chain Diversity & Sustainability at Vistra Corp
Check back here as we update panelists and speakers and open registration.
This event is part of the statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program which offers education, connections and opportunities to help your certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) grow and thrive. The program is held quarterly and is complimentary to members of the collaborating chambers. Hold the 3rd Tuesdays in October 2021 and January 2022 on your calendar for future LGBTBE programs.
The goals of the statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program are:
- Support Certified LGBTBE® members through education
- Create connection opportunities for LGBTBE® certified business to support business development and growth
- Connect LGBTBEs across the State of Texas for business development, best practices share and more
The statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program is consistent with the North Texas LGBT Chamber's mission of supporting our members through business growth, education, and advocacy. As an LGBT Business Enterprise and Chamber member, certified LGBTBE® businesses are automatically eligible to participate in the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program, comprised exclusively of certified, LGBT-owned companies.
Not LGBTBE® certified? Do you want to participate in future opportunities through the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program? Is your business 51% or more LGBT-owned? Click here to learn more about how you can apply for the LGBTBE® certification through the NGLCC and how to waive your certification fee.