Upcoming LGBTBE Roundtable Events

Connecting Certified LGBTQ-Owned Businesses across Texas

The statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program supports certified LGBTBE® businesses to help them learn, grow, connect. Connect with LGBTBE businesses across the State of Texas.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

10:00 – 11:30 AM

PROGRAM GOALS

The statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable is a program of the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce. The Roundtable offers education, connection and opportunities to help certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) grow and thrive.  The program is held quarterly and is complimentary to members of the collaborating chambers.

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

BEST PRACTICES UTILIZING THE LGBTBE® CERTIFICATION

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR LGBTBE® MEMBERS

Join other LGBTBE® certified businesses across the State of Texas for this roundtable program to learn more about why and how to get LGBTBE® certification and work more effectively with corporate partners. Participants will hear from a panel of experts from our esteemed corporate partners representing different industries in different parts of the state.

Hear from a panel of business owners who will share best practices around the LGBTBE® Certification. 

Participants will learn about . . .

  • What has worked for these business owners in terms of their certification
  • Best practices around business development utilizing the certification and engaging with large companies
  • Specific ways these businesses have utilized the certification through supplier diversity and procurement
  • Other benefits of certification beyond direct procurement

LGBTBE Roundtable Sponsorship Opportunities

MEET THE EXPERTS

Moderator
Tracy Upton (she/her)
Supplier Chain Advisor – US Supplier Diversity
Shell USA

Panelist
Brea Gates (she/her)
President
CMIT Solutions

Panelist
Lianne Lami (she/her)
CEO & President
Bocci Engineering & Construction

RSVP Today!

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. 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 Greater Houston 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 and controlled? If so, contact your local LGBT Chamber of Commerce to learn how you may apply for the LGBTBE® certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and how to waive your certification fee.