Questions? Webinars@nglcc.org

This page is dedicated to our network of exceptional, innovative Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers in the NGLCC network. Here you will find information on business development webinars and trainings; online matchmakers, both B2B and corporate; support with drafting capability statements and RFPs; and much, much more to help our businesses and community stay strong and ready for the year ahead.

For funding and economic relief information, please visit our hub: NGLCC Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Additionally, many NGLCC local affiliate chambers have regional information an economic recovery opportunities available. To find your closest local affiliate, click here.

WBEC Pacific Launches Empower U: Women in Business Live Webinars

Keeping Business Networking Alive

Women’s Business Enterprise Council Pacific (WBEC Pacific) recently launched Empower U: Women in Business Live Webinars— a weekly series for women in business to meet in a friendly setting, talk about business, enhance their knowledge, and build community.

The meetings are held virtually, in response to social distancing and other public gathering guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. The platform works as an alternative networking tool for WBEC Pacific’s business community of over 790 women-owned businesses and its corporate membership formed by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

Some of the Most Productive 60 Minutes You Can Get

Every week, a subject matter expert is invited to give a 30 to 45-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer portion. The agenda is kept simple and ample time is given for open discussion. Aside from staying informed with the hottest topics concerning small business, participants are able to virtually connect in a supportive environment.

By having the meeting on the same day, at the same time each week, WBEC Pacific hopes to create a virtual happy place—where participants can find support and inspiration during these uncertain times. One way to look at it is a place where people are coming to share, listen, teach and learn together—a great source of empowerment.

A New Weekly Habit

Empower U: Women in Business Live Webinars by WBEC Pacific are held every Wednesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 2/2:30 p.m. Pacific time. Registration is free. To view the weekly schedule and to register for upcoming sessions, visit the WBEC Pacific Empower U website at wbec-pacific.org/empoweru.

About WBEC Pacific

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council Pacific (WBEC Pacific) is the largest Women’s Business Enterprise certifying organization in the Pacific Northwest region, providing WBENC and WOSB certification, women-owned business development, support for corporate sourcing and government procurement, B2B matchmaking, and customized business engagement services in the real world and digital arena. Proudly serving the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

For more information, call (425) 315-5999 or visit the WBEC Pacific website: wbec-pacific.org.

Enterprising Women of Color: The Formula For a Winning Comeback

Enterprising Women of Color Initiative is teaming up with the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council will be holding a 4-week virtual event series for women of color looking to strengthen their businesses.

For more information on speakers and how to register, check out corresponding links below:

June 3rd : The Mental, Emotional, and Physical Comeback for Women in Business- Registration Coming Soon

Click Here for More Details on the Event!

BWISE Job Webinar

Are you looking for diverse talent, but not having much success? Then join us for this one hour webinar on how BWISE can help you attract, recruit and retain diverse engineers, scientists and technologists.

On June 4, we will discuss how you can work with BWISE, as well as insight on how to search for top candidates during COVID and if you are on a tight budget!

Click here to register

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BWISE: Emerging Technologies Webinar


Do you have the next BIG IDEA in energy efficiency? As one of the nation’s leading energy companies, ComEd is continually exploring new energy efficiency concepts that can lead to sustainable, verified energy savings and potential integration into the their Energy Efficiency Program portfolio of offerings. Its Emerging Technologies initiative specifically supports innovative pilots and research projects.

On June 10, 2020 at 3pm CST, Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will host Jes Rivas, representative from the Emerging Technologies Team, to discuss the this exciting new initiative. She will explain the funding opportunities available, share project examples and outline how organizations and companies, like yours, can get involved.

Register for this FREE event

Hurry, space is limited.

The launching of the FIRST EVER National Virtual Small Business Expo!

June 10-11 & August 4-5, 2020 and 10AM-7PM, both days

From the Producer of over 100 Successful Expos since 2008, our Virtual Small Business Expo will be exactly like our Live Shows:
• Exhibitor Hall with Virtual Booths (chat live with our attendees & showcase your products & services)
• Live Webinars presented by our Exhibitors (over 40 Webinars)
• Keynote Speakers
• Daily Access to Attendee Registration List
• Virtual Speed Networking & Chat Lounge with Industry Meet-Ups
• Virtual Business Card Exchange
• Even a Virtual Happy Hour with Live DJ!

As soon as you sign up, you get access to our Registration List 24/7!
Space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The response & demand has been overwhelming!
Please Download our Virtual Show Info & Pricing.

What’s Your Pitch?

The USPAACC will be hosting the preliminary rounds of “What’s Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Market” virtually! Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor or a corporate buyer, this is a fantastic opportunity to connect!

To attend the event, make sure to click here to register.

To be considered as a preliminary for the event, all submission deadlines are due on June 15th and can be submitted here. If you would like to nominate a business for the campaign, the USPAACC will reach out to them on your behalf. All you have to do is forward the information to this website