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I'm Certified, Now What?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) (CST)


"I'm Certified, Now What?"
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


This event is open only to Greater Houston LGBT Chamber members who are LGBTBE® certified.

Join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce for the launch of the 2021 Statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program to support your certified business and learn, grow, connect. Connect with LGBTBE businesses across the State of Texas!

The primary focus of the program is to foster the development, growth and sustainability of certified LGBTQ-owned businesses which are members of the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber.

Join other LGBTBE® certified businesses across the State of Texas for this roundtable program to learn more about how to maximize your LGBTBE® certification and work most effectively with corporate partners. Participants will hear from a panel of experts from Brinker International, Facebook, Shell, NGLCC, and an LGBTBE® certified business owner about how to utilize the LGBTBE® certification.  

Participants will....

  • Learn more about an overall business development strategy utilizing the LGBTBE® certification
  • Gain a better understanding how LGBTBE® businesses can effectively engage with corporate supplier diversity programs including tips and strategies to prepare for supplier diversity engagement
  • Network with other LGBTBE certified businesses across the State of Texas and make valuable connections
  • Engage in roundtable breakouts with individual panelists


LaMecia Butler
Program Manager, Supplier Diversity
Brian K. Hall
Supplier Diversity & Brand Advocacy, Small Business Liaison Officer
Tammy Jones-Still
Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Brinker International
Lianne Lami, 
Bocci Engineering & Construction
Jada Watson
Associate, Supplier Diversity

Thank you to our panelists for your participation and to our corporate partner, Shell for your partnership. Join us for this event focused exclusively on LGBTQ Certified Businesses and connect with other LGBTBE certified businesses across the State of Texas!

This event is part of the statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program that offers education, connection and opportunities to help your certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) grow and thrive.  The program is held quarterly and is complimentary to members of the collaborating chambers.

The goals of the statewide LGBTBE Roundtable Program are:

  1. Support Certified LGBTBE members through education
  2. Create connection opportunities for LGBTBE certified business to support business development and growth
  3. Connect LGBTBEs across the State of Texas for business development, best practices share and more  

The statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program is consistent with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber's mission of supporting our members through business growth, education, and advocacy.  As an LGBT Business Enterprise and Chamber member, certified LGBTBE® businesses are automatically eligible to participate in the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program, comprised exclusively of certified, LGBT-owned companies.

Not LGBTBE® certified? Do you want to participate in future opportunities through the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program?  Is your business 51% or more LGBT-owned? Click here to learn more about how you can apply for the LGBTBE® certification through the NGLCC and how to waive your certification fee. 

The information provided in this Chamber event does not, nor is it intended to, constitute legal, medical, or other professional advice. Information, content, and materials are intended for general information purposes only.

Opinions expressed are the speakers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce or its Foundation. The Chamber or Chamber Foundation does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained herein.

By registering and/or attending a Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce program or event, in any format, you agree to the above and to the Chamber’s Meeting & Event Photo Policy available online at

Event Contact
Maureen Maiuri
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