LGBTBEs Now Included in Billion Dollar Roundtable

16 Oct LGBTBEs Now Included in Billion Dollar Roundtable

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (U.S. Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pleased to share that the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) voted to expand the criteria in evaluating a corporation’s billion dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses to include: certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBETM), and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEsTM).

“The inclusion of LGBT-, disability-, and veteranAC-owned businesses into the Billion Dollar Roundtable reflects the national best practice in supplier diversity of including all communities at the table of opportunity,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson.

The magnitude of this move is unprecedented, and it will secure thousands of dollars in new business for NGLCC certified LGBTBEs. Inclusion in the BDR’s criteria will give some of the largest companies in the country even more reason to expand their business with LGBTBEs as well as disability-owned and veteran-disability owned business enterprises.
Data2insight is thrilled at this advancement in recognition.