Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Florida Diversity Council's Inaugural LGBT Summit in Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) President/CEO Keith Blackburn to Moderate at Florida Diversity Council’s Inaugural LGBT Summit in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale – The Florida Diversity Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to personal, political, community, and economic diversity and inclusion, has scheduled its inaugural Diversity Summit for Friday, June 22. The event will consist of three sessions, and will be held at The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors.
The interactive sessions will include guest speakers and seminars addressing topics including Equality and Fairness in the Florida Workplace, Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace, and Creating a Strong Ally Culture and Diversity Supplier Relationships.
Keith Blackburn, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) will moderate the session “Creating a Strong Ally Culture and Diversity Supplier Relationships.” The GFLGLCC is the Greater Fort Lauderdale affiliate chamber of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).  The NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI) offers businesses a tool to make connections and open doors with America's top corporations and each other. The SDI certifies Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) and works to provide opportunities for LGBTBEs to gain exposure within corporate procurement processes.
About Florida Diversity Council:  The Florida Diversity Council was established in 2008. They seek to establish and disseminate best practices and to help other organizations as well as businesses establish and promote policies that foster diversity and inclusiveness. The Florida Diversity Council is affiliated with the National Diversity Council, and has regional chapters in Jacksonville, Orlando, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay, as well as South Florida.
About Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:
The GFLGLCC is a 501 C (6) Non Profit organization, which promotes business and economic opportunities for the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community. They are an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality with a unified approach by working with appropriate organizations. Additional information can be found at http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com 

About National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:
The NGLCC is the business advocate and direct link between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners, corporations, and government, representing the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs. The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and major corporations for the purpose of promoting economic growth and the prosperity of our members. Additional information can be found at http://www.nglcc.org

The organizers are presently looking for additional event sponsors. Registration for the half-day event is $49. Additional information and online registration forms can be found at glbtsummit.com.