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Many procurement opportunities exist for LGBT businesses in Houston, according to Annise Parker

Procurement opportunities abound for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender businesses that use a little savvy and insight to land contracts that will take them to the next level of success. That’s the assessment of former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who fought for gender equality during her tenure as mayor from 2010-2016. She also served
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CVS Health Partners for Success Through Business Building Events

To advance its commitment to supplier diversity and development, CVS Health created the Partnering for Success initiative, a series of Business Building Events hosted throughout the country to bring together purchasing decision makers and diverse suppliers with the goal of better utilizing diverse suppliers within the company’s supply chain. “It’s the inclusion principle in
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By |August 20th, 2016|Diversity & Inclusion|0 Comments

LGBT business diversity expert Robin Dillard launches the Business Equality Network

After four successful years at the helm of Affinity Inc Magazine, LGBT business equality advocate and supplier diversity expert Robin Dillard announces her new role as CEO and Managing Principal of The Business Equality Network. The Business Equality Network builds on Dillard’s unique accomplishments in the LGBT business diversity space and expands her services
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HRC Announces Support from more than 80 Major Corporations

Over the last year, this crucial federal non-discrimination legislation has gained bipartisan support and unprecedented endorsements from the business community Today, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign HRC, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced more than 80 major employers, the complete list
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Stars and Corporations shine at equality gala

PFLAG National held its eighth annual Straight for Equality Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis in April. Straight for Equality--a nationwide outreach and education project created by PFLAG National—educates, engages, and empowers allies to advocate for and support people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. “I thought it was spectacular. It
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By |August 19th, 2016|Events, Featured Posts, Photo Gallery|0 Comments

Chase for Business helps empower business owners

Wouldn’t it be great if business owners could focus more on their growth, less burdened by complicated financial management? A new Chase for BusinessSM homepage redesign aims to do just that, empowering clients with a more intuitive experience that simplifies their banking needs. Launched in April 2016, this redesign brings the modern look and
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Zales shows Love and Pride for LGBT community

Love and Pride, an online business founded to promote education and better understanding of the LGBTQ community today announced a historic new expansion of their consumer reach with a presence Zales stores across the U.S. and Peoples stores in Canada. Zales is owned by Signet Jewelers Ltd [SIG:US]. Since its inception, Love and Pride
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AT&T applied supplier diversity decades before it became a corporate staple diversity inclusion supplier

AT&T has been one of the leaders in the development of supplier diversity initiatives for more than four decades. In fact, the supplier diversity program was started in 1968 with one of their manufacturing facilities outside of Chicago, IL. Even back then, AT&T recognized that as a business operating in the community and providing
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Angel for LGBT startups

Barbara Clarke has always been involved with startups in varying capacities. At present, she is a nationally-recognized investor in early-stage technology companies and she is a member of Astia, an international network of professionals committed to supporting women-led, high-growth entrepreneurial ventures. She is a founding member of Astia Angels, an angel group investing in
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Side job becomes a certified business for Stevens

Belwah Media, formerly Genia Stevens & Associates, provides brand management services as well as content development, content distribution and social media marketing services. “My company launched over 16 years ago and it has changed a lot since then. I started running my business as a side job out of a small room in my
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