Certified Superstar/nglccNY Biz Pitch
Certified Superstar and nglccNY Biz Pitch are both 20-minute mentorship programs where businesses that are at least 51% LGBT-owned and certified by NGLCC have the opportunity to appear before a panel of professionals from one or more of our corporate partners to provide a “mock” pitch. While both programs are conceptually the same, nglccNY Biz Pitch is a competition that runs throughout the year, culminating in prizes for the best pitches.
Each business has 10 minutes to make its presentation which should focus on a service and value proposition. Following each presentation, the panel (comprised of procurement and supplier diversity professionals) will provide 10 minutes of constructive feedback on style, content, presentation skill and communication. In addition, the panel will provide helpful tips to improve upon any visual presentations (PowerPoint, video, hard copy documents) that are used during the presentation.
Certified Supplier Roundtable
nglccNY businesses that are at least 51% LGBT-owned and certified by NGLCC are invited to attend several Certified Supplier Roundtables throughout the year. Roundtables offer certified businesses the opportunity to discuss best practices, learn from one another as well as from Corporate Partner Procurement and Supplier Diversity representatives, and hear from guest speakers on topics such as leveraging NGLCC certification, preparing for NGLCC national events, and developing your pitch.
Prior Roundtables have included:
Panel discussions with Procurement and Supplier Diversity representatives from NBCUniversal, HBO, Time Warner, PepsiCo, AIG, New York Life, and TD Bank
Coaching workshops for businesses interested in participating in nglccNY & EY Biz Pitch and Certified Superstar
Guest speakers on topics such as sales, best networking practices, and how to do business with government agencies such as the New York City Department of Education
For questions, comments, and/or interest in hosting a Certified Supplier Roundtable, please contact Suann Ingle, nglccNY Supplier Diversity Chair, at email@example.com.
In partnership with our corporate partners and various community organizations, nglccNY reaches out to LGBT employee resource groups (ERGs) in the New York metro area and offers customized interactive panel discussions, workshops, and content delivered programming. Hosted by various corporate partners throughout the year, the ERG Roundtable covers a wide range of topics including:
Reenergizing ERG members and focusing ERG goals
Leveraging ERG resources to make a tangible, results-driven impact on a company’s strategic direction and corporate decision making
Expanding the role that ERG’s play in the community through advocacy work and civic involvement
Enhancing supply chain diversity: access to high-quality goods and services generated by diverse business owners
Women Panel Discussions
The Women Panel Discussions are curated panel discussions aimed at increasing awareness and building thought leadership. The goal of the panel discussions is to showcase the economic power of high-caliber women, minority professionals and business owners.
We discuss ways women are challenged and succeed in building their careers and growing their businesses. The panel topics vary to ensure the inclusive activation of the female voice in business.
The panel discussions include the impact of female intersectionality on the individual’s professional and business journey, as well as how more women can be inclusive leaders and role models in changing the conversation to include all female voices.
nglccNY is dedicated to our local network of exceptional Certified LGBTBE® suppliers, members, and business leaders. In our efforts to continue to provide you with resources and education to grow your business and professional community, you will find information on business development webinars, trainings, online matchmakers — both B2B and corporate, support with drafting capability statements and RFPs, and more, all provided by our local nglccNY members.
For questions about webinars contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program’s mission is for NGLCC certified businesses to walk away with helpful advice from Corporate Partner representatives. Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC certified businesses to gain the following:
FREE constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch or a formal pitch.
A judgment-free, safe space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed.
See and be seen by representatives from many Corporate Partners. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key Corporate Partner representatives.
Although Certified Superstar/nglccNY Biz Pitch is technically a mock pitch, many suppliers have actually obtained business from Corporate Partners as a result of their pitch.
Learn what other Certified LGBTBE® suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow nglccNY members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together.
For questions, comments, and/or interest in hosting a Certified Superstar, please contact Suann Ingle, nglccNY Supplier Diversity Chair, at email@example.com.