Is your company 51% LGBT owned?
If so, certification might be right for you!


Certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) gives your business the opportunity to compete for sourcing contracts with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) Corporate Supplier Diversity Partners. These Corporate Partners are committed to creating a diverse supply chain that is inclusive of LGBT businesses, and have targeted amounts for spending with diverse business enterprises. Getting your business certified is a necessary element of gaining access to these millions of corporate dollars, and 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 training, and scholarship opportunities presented by NGLCC Corporate Partners

How Do I Get Started?

Certification as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) through the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI) gives your business greater opportunities to develop and reach new potential clients.

Refer to the Steps to Certification page on the NGLCC website page for links and info.



Vision: The creation of a diverse supply chain that works to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry.


Mission:  Advancing the economic empowerment of LGBT businesses. Developing an ecosystem for economic empowerment that result in equality of opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the robust Austin, Texas and US economy.


Goals: Enhance LGBT Supplier Diversity Program to Be “Best-in-Class” 

Established program for a baseline to align with corporate goals while Identifying and contracting with diverse suppliers.

Supplier Diversity  Chair: Tahjar Roamartinez

Committee members: Logan Wick (CEO OutBranding),  Tina Cannon (Austin LGBT Chamber),   Stephanie Pelletier (Austin LGBT Chamber), Valerie Salinas-Davis  (Valerie Salinas-Davis), Helen Petty (Lynch Law)

If you are interested in joining this committee please contact:

If you are interested in sponsoring a committee, becoming a speaker, marketing opportunities, or joining the Austin LGBT Chamber please contact

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship please contact