The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative. By becoming LGBTBE certified, businesses are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors. These businesses are sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners to increase their spending with the LGBT business community.
The benefits of certification also include: 1) Access to an internal proprietary database that includes a network of 1.4 million LGBT business owners; 2) Access to over 160 contacts with corporate representatives and supplier diversity professionals; 3) Access to NGLCC matchmaking and networking events across the country; 4) Eligibility for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training; and many other benefits of certification too numerous to mention.
Expedited certification is available for WBENC certified companies.
*Only $1000 when combined with 8(a) Certification