LGBTBE Business Webinars and Video Resources During COVID-19
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.
Additionally, many NGLCC local affiliate chambers have regional information an economic recovery opportunities available. To find your closest local affiliate, click here.
Last Chance: Complete Your Census
We are in the homestretch. We only have until September 30th to fill out the census and we need to ensure we are all counted, to shape our future. It only takes 10 minutes to fill out the census, and it has an impact for 10 years in our community, to receive resources for our schools, health care centers, fire departments, to protect our environment, and much more.
The Role of Diverse Suppliers in Usual Emergencies and Unusual Emergencies
How are we ensuring that diverse suppliers are fully integrated into utility emergency and disaster preparedness supply chains? At times like this, there are huge spikes in spending in critical areas and if DBEs are not already integrated into those value chains, it is unlikely that they will suddenly get an opportunity in an emergency. On top of that we may be prepared for the “usual” emergencies within our supply chain, but what happens with “unusual” emergencies?
During this webinar, set for we will hear from The Honorable Maida Coleman, Commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission and Joan Kerr, Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility from Pacific Gas & Electric Company. They will share their perspectives of the commission and utilities by looking at best practices to get diverse suppliers in the emergency procurement chain.
Join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 10am PST.
Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain
On November 17th at 10:00am PST, the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC) will be holding a follow-up to their October 14th event, “Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain”
For this second part in looking at diverse suppliers in the emergency supply chain, we’ll hear from suppliers themselves. What kinds of products and services can we add to the emergency chain from diverse suppliers? How should we best identify suppliers and manage the relationship? In a session led by supplier diversity veteran Erica Patterson of Philadelphia Gas Works, we’ll hear from three women whose companies are key components of emergency spend.