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Celebrate Pride Month by Making Your Workplace LGBT-Inclusive; SBA Sponsoring Events for LGBT Business Owners and Allies

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Celebrate Pride Month by Making Your Workplace LGBT-Inclusive; SBA Sponsoring Events for LGBT Business Owners and Allies

By Stephen Morris, SBA Official
Published: June 19, 2014 Updated: June 19, 2014

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, the SBA is teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to provide free trainings for small business owners.

A schedule and instructions on how to sign up are below:

Webinar: Making Your Small Business Workplace LGBT-Inclusive

  • Wednesday, June 25 at 2:00 PM ET
  • SBA is teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign to present a free training for small business owners on making your workplace inclusive for LGBT employees. Attendees will learn:
    • Why fostering an inclusive workplace can make employees more productive,
    • How to provide safeguards for you and your employees by creating a non-discrimination policy, and
    • Where to find the latest information about changing laws and regulations.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference Calls

  • Along with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, SBA will present three conference calls for LGBT business owners and allies on key topics:
    • Securing Federal Contracts – Monday, June 23 at 1:00 PM ET
    • Accessing Capital – Tuesday, June 24 at 1:00 PM ET
    • Innovation and New Programs (SBIR, Accelerators, Crowdfunding) – Thursday, June 26 at 1:00 PM ET
  • To register for any of the NGLCC conference calls, please email Theara Coleman at tcoleman@nglcc.org and include your name, company, and which presentation you are registering for.

 

About the Author:

Stephen Morris

SBA Official

Stephen Morris is online media coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration where he manages digital outreach to the small business community.

Comments:

so good, i love it
This is one important training tool that both an employer and employee needs to the top.
So pround of LGBT
These kind of trainings will definitely going to help both employees and employers alike.
Well truly again a good initiative taken by SBA to promote people of every society, believe gone are the days, when biasing use to be made in promotion of business activities.

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