Cultivating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Women & Pride is an outreach and development program designed to support and strengthen the community of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and corporate professionals within the WBENC network and beyond. 

The WBENC Women & Pride Program is working to cultivate an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals through the following pillars: 

  • Advocacy & Allyship 
  • Community Building  
  • Education & Development 
  • Resources  


UPCOMING: Pride Month Keynote | June 17, 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET



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The Women & Pride program will kick off with a virtual event celebrating Pride Month on June 17, 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET. Save the date for this special Pride Month Women & Pride Keynote with special guest Jennifer Brown of Jennifer Brown Consulting.

Jennifer Brown

CEO & Founder

Jennifer Brown Consulting

Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. She is also the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019), a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award, and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards’ Business & Leadership category. She lives in New York City with her partner of over 20 years, Michelle. You can learn more at

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Who Should Participate

As an outreach and development program, Women & Pride is open to all women business owners who identify as LGBTQ+, including WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises and those not yet certified. 

If you are a female entrepreneur, but not yet certified by WBENC, attending a Women & Pride event is a great way to meet other female founders and see what the WBENC network has to offer. 

We also invite all allies of the LGBTQ+ community including WBEs, Corporate Members, and other partners.