Register your LGBT owned Business!

Register your LGBT owned Business!

Register your LGBT owned Business!

We are very glad to announce a new possibility for LGBT owned Businesses to connect with each other, as well as the potential to increase their potential to bid on tenders from multinational corporations.

In cooperation with SGLCC partners East Meets West, GGLBC, IGLBC we are thrilled to have created a joint European platform for registration of LGBT owned businesses under our common venture EGLCC – European LGBTIQ Chamber of Commerce.

It is now open for all LGBT business owners to register and be part of a European-wide community of LGBT entrepreneurs. In addition it gives you the possibility to receive tenders and participate in procurement from multinational corporations within the Supplier Diversity initiatives.

About EGLCC

The EGLCC was founded in June 2018 by 3 national LGBTI Business units, the SGLCC (Scandinavian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), the IGLBC (the Italian GLBT Business Chamber) and East meets West, the Vienna based organisation with a clear Central & East European focus.

In July 2019, EGLCC was joined by the GGLBC (German LGBTIQ* Business Chamber). The EGLCC has its official seat in Stockholm, Sweden and is open for each nationally based LGBTI Chamber of Commerce in Europe that subscribes to the principles as put down in the Vienna Declaration on LGBTI Businesses.

The aim of RGLCC

The EGLCC defined 4 key aims:

  • We want to make the European LGBTI businesses more visible so that they become a relevant group in their local  business community
  • We want to increase the social acceptance of LGBTI people in a business environment so that they can become a influential player in their business community
  • We want diversity to become a relevant value in the business world which will lead to powerful collaborations and create unique business opportunities
  • We want to make clear that coming out in business is not a threat to their existing successes but that it is as valuable as a personal coming out, it makes the businesses stronger, more authentic and more successful
Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

The 2020 East meets West virtual conference

Together with our friends and partners in Europe, and across the world, we invite our members to participate in East Meets West conference in Vienna virtually.

It will be open for all members in our EGLCC network. Welcome on June 12, wherever you are!

Speakers will cover a variety of topics, from Multinational Corporations, to Global organisation, and perhaps most importantly from the LGBT Business Community.

For more information about the conference and how to register please use this link.

About the East meets West Conferences

The East meets West Conferences are the annual meetings of the East meets West network and interested outsiders, to discuss LGBTI topics, present ideas, realisations, future plans and to create an environment for efficient networking.

Their conferences offers a rich and dynamic program and networking opportunities with people from European countries and overseas delegations.

The programs feature indisputable LGBTI people, who have taken their rightful place in the mainstream society and this way have become iconic representatives of the new phase of social diversity. We are continuously increasing the focus on LGBTI Businesses and their proud owners.

More information about East meets West can be found on their webpage.

Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2020

Welcome to participate OUR Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2020

The aims of the survey are:

  • to allow participants to get a glimpse on how their own initiatives stands in comparison to other corporations around the world.
  • To compare themselves towards other regonal corporations
  • Self-assement

The awards will be presented by the UK Ambassador

Results will be presented in a ranking order and the winner will be announced at the SGLCC conference in May where an award in different categories will be presented by the UK Ambassador to Sweden.

Your participation is important

Your participation will play an important role in helping the SGLCC to understand the role and impact of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in businesses within the Scandinavian countries.

Questions?

The survey is done in a Google form. If you have any questions about the Survey please get in touch.

 

Click here to join the survey

PREVIOUS winners 

SGLCC Diversity Award was presented at the Dutch Embassy in Stockholm.

Winner of SGLCC Award:
Swedavia

Supplier of the Year:
Alf Kjeller AB

Ally of the Year:
Fredrik Fredriksson, Wikegårds Semesterby.

Postponed meetings and a new website

Postponed meetings and a new website

Update

The current situation is of course a very hard time for all levels of society, not least for small business owners and we hope we will pull through this together. Meanwhile SGLCC wanted to give an update on our schedule that had to be revised as for everyone. 

Out meetings in Stockholm and Helsinki

Our April 27 member mingle is postponed. It is also very likely that we need to postpone our event in Helsinki on May 7 as well as our conference in Stockholm on May 13 – however we will keep you posted on that.

New website

During this time, we have instead created a brand new website wich can be found on www.sglcc.eu. For LGBT owned businesses there is also a possibility to use our new self registration document.

In addition the collaborative work with our partner chambers continue and we are glad to say that our European initiative EGLCC is progressing rapidly, and look forward to inform you further on that topic shortly.

Stay strong and there will be a time when this is history, even if times may seem dark at the moment.

For SGLCC
Tobias Holfelt Chairman,
Alf Kjeller Vice Chairman

Invitation: The SGLCC Conference

Invitation: The SGLCC Conference

Welcome to the annual SGLCC 2020 Conference

Very welcome to our SGLCC 2020 conference. We offer a full half day program, hosted at the British Ambassadors Residence in Stockholm.

The speakers will cover a variety of issues on the potentail of LGBT-inclusion for the private sector.

In addition we will present the SGLCC 2020 Workplace Inclusion Award. More information will come so save the date!

Date: May 13
Time: To be decided
Location: British Ambassadors residence in Stockholm

The meeting will be held in English.

For more information and registration – please send us an email.