Tuesday, February 27, 2024

These are the year’s most LGBTQ+-inclusive companies

According to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, these big businesses had our backs in 2021.

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), named the sixth annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities, and honored them at the Best-of-the-Best Awards held in Hollywood, Florida, as part of NGLCC’s Back to Business (B2B) Summit

“The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson. “This designation is highly competitive and is bestowed only to corporations that we see constantly striving to strengthen and celebrate diversity. These corporations being honored are true leaders in ongoing global commitments to create a better future for all diverse communities in business– especially as we work to help all our communities recover equitably from the pandemic.”

NGLCC formed the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC.

The 2021 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion are:

Altria Group
American Family Insurance
Anthem Inc.
Bank of America
Bayer U.S. LLC
Bristol Myers Squibb
Capital One
Corning Incorporated
Corteva Agriscience
Cox Enterprises
CVS Health
Fannie Mae
Food Lion LLC
Humana Inc.
Intel Corporation
John Hancock
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
Kellogg Company
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Macy’s Inc
Merck & Co.
New York Life Insurance Company
Northrop Grumman
PNC Financial Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Target Corporation
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
The Walt Disney Company
Travel + Leisure Co.
Truist Financial Corporation
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Bank

Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell said: “The select group of Fortune 500 companies honored with a Best-of-the-Best designation are innovators and trailblazers for inclusion and are constantly raising the bar forward for themselves, their peers, and their competitors. While we pause to honor some extraordinary leaders at the Best-of-the-Best gala, the great work of ensuring opportunity for all us is a year-round commitment.  We look forward to working with all of these great companies for decades to come in shaping a more inclusive economy for all.”


The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org

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