Washington, DC — The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the seventh annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across diverse segments. The presentation of those honored with the Best-of-the-Best designation was made at the Best of the Best Awards Luncheon on November 17, as part of NBIC Unity Week.

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, whose members include:

  • The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • Disability:IN
  • The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
  • The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc (USBC)
  • The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
  • The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
  • WEConnect International
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)


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.

View the 2022 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion

Darlene Fuller, Director of Supplier Diversity, Sodexo North America, says:

Sodexo is a proud champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, we are proud to lead a diverse supplier program with more than 3030 vendors that mirror our company’s core values.


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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