2019 NGLCC National Convention

A few weeks ago I attended my first National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce conference. Aligned Partner Group achieved its NGLCC Certification earlier this year. After 21 years in professional services and consulting, I can honestly say that this was the most impactful conference I have ever attended. There was a level of trust, and an ability to let ones guard down and be authentic that I have never experienced in a professional setting before.

I had the honor of meeting with companies like Coca-Cola, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many others. And these were not just a quick pass-by in a booth hellos. These were long, meaningful conversations about projects and partnerships.

Beyond these conversations, we were able to be together and socialize with one another in a way that has forged long lasting friendships. I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I have a new resolve to promote my company‘s mission to be not only be innovative, but diverse in thought and inclusive to a new level than ever before.

You will see this manifest in upcoming adjustments to our website and branding materials. It is very important to me that our team celebrates its diversity of life and career experiences inside and outside of the office!

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