New Jersey LGBT Chamber Seeks to Raise Success Rate for Diverse Businesses

New Jersey LGBT Chamber Seeks to Raise Success Rate for Diverse Businesses


Nationally, LGBT businesses contributed more than a trillion dollars to the US economy and more than 30,000 jobs in 2015 with numbers continually on the rise.* In New Jersey, the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce wants to elevate the profile of these businesses in the tri-state region.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

On April 11th at 8:30am, the NJ LGBT Chamber will host an ongoing breakfast series held this month at the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel in Rutherford, NJ to tackle key issues facing LGBT friendly and allied businesses. Speakers such a Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Ryan Blake of BCB Community Bank and PSEG Chief Diversity Officer, Ellen Lambert will be on hand at the breakfast to offer their insight and advice to business owners.

How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit

How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit


Even before scoring behind its peers on a survey of LGBT inclusion this week, leaders at Steptoe & Johnson LLP thought the firm's community of gay, lesbian

Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams to merge: Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief

Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams to merge: Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief


Darren Styles, the managing director of Stream Publishing, today announced that the Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams are to merge, with Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief of both titles. Cain will also act as a spokesperson for the brands across all media.

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks


Meet Pride & Tech DC, founded by PBS developer Lindsey Dragun. Its next event is on Nov. 15.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A new LGBTQIA+ tech meetup called Pride & Tech DC plans to exclude straight allies from certain meetings, but according to meetup founder Lindsey Dragun, that might actually help the group become more inclusive. While Lesbians Who Tech hosts sporadic meetups and General Assembly sponsored an LGBTQA happy hour last month, the 31-year-old Dragun said that #dctech lacks a group that intentionally creates an inclusive space for all LGBTQA+ individuals. Her hope is that Pride & Tech can provide that space.