What is the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber is the leading voice for the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community in the Greater Houston region.
Mission: The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.
The Chamber launched in 2016 to ensure representation for the LGBTQ+ Business Community. The organization was founded by Co-Founders Tammi Wallace and Gary Wood. The Chamber is supported by members and Corporate Partners that invest in the mission of the organization.
- Grown every year since the launch of the organization
- Only business organization in the region focused on supporting and growing the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community
- Working with the Chamber and the NGLCC, the City of Houston is the first city in Texas to recognize LGBT-owned businesses
- Largest number of Certified LGBTBE® businesses in the State of Texas
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Partners with Engage Mentoring to Help Companies Leverage Technology to Grow Inclusive Cultures of Diverse Talent
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is offering a new service to help Chamber Corporate Partners skill up their workforce and promote inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
October 19, 2022 (HOUSTON) — The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is offering a new service to help Chamber Corporate Partners skill up their workforce and promote inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
The organization is partnering with Engage Mentoring to connect provide a technology to employers to help them connect their employees with mentors to help them grow their skills on a variety of topics. The model uses a proprietary software system to assist employees in career development by forging relationships with qualified mentors throughout the business community as well as acquiring the necessary skillset to become good mentors themselves.
The program includes three tracks: Developing Leaders, Project Lead for Women and the Pride Leadership Forum.
“We believe access to relationships is not just a nice to have, but a need to have for employers to offer an impactful mentoring program, which is an important resource for companies to address the continual call to better attract, retain and develop a diverse talent pool, including LGBTQ+ talent,” says Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Beyond that critical mission, employers are now, more than ever, looking for meaningful ways for employee engagement and inclusion. This program can be a powerful strategy to achieve that within their workforce.”
"Our partnership with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is hugely impactful to our mission to help companies grow inclusive cultures of diverse talent by leveraging technology that provides access to meaningful relationships and will enable us to sponsor area college students to participate as well at no cost to them, creating a powerful talent pipeline for participating companies." - Alison Martin, Managing Director, Engage Mentoring
Through the partnership, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is able to offer the Engage Mentoring program to its participating Corporate Partners a discounted rate. The actual cost is based on the number of employees.
For Engage Mentoring, the new partnership accelerates the goal of continued expansion of their programming to companies in the Greater Houston area.
About the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality. Learn more at www.houstonlgbtchamber.com.
About Engage Mentoring
Engage Mentoring is a technology platform simplifies the mentoring process for participants and allows them to access critical relationships to develop skills, meet new people, and build lasting relationships,” explains Alison Martin, Managing Director of Engage Mentoring. “We are also able to work with companies of all sizes, not just enterprise, which means small and mid-size companies can now offer structured mentoring as a way to attract, retain, and develop talent.
Additional details on the Engage Mentoring workplace model are available at engagementoring.com
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The Chamber provides tremendous value to member businesses through business development opportunities, marketing exposure to businesses and consumers, including the LGBTQ+ market, representation in the regional and national LGBTQ+ and business communities, resources for business growth and operation, and advocacy for equal rights and business-friendly public policy.