These folks will be speaking at the inaugural LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit
Join us on Friday, December 1 for the first-ever LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit, a full day of inspired and thought-provoking conversation with business leaders, content creators, artists, and world changers from across multiple industries.
Scheduled speakers at the first-ever LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit on Friday, December 1.
Join us on Friday, December 1 for the first-ever
, a full day of inspired and thought-provoking conversation with business leaders, content creators, artists, and world changers from across multiple industries. LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit A Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton 9AM PST / 12PM EST LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents a fireside chat with the Founder and CEO of Queerency, Travers Johnson, and special guest Founder of Backstage Capital & Runner, Author, and Venture Catalyst, Arlan Hamilton. Join us for this exclusive fireside chat between two LGBTQ+ Business Week leaders about the Queer Economy. You’ll learn more about the massive presence of LGBTQ+ people working to create and expand economies nationwide, plus a sneak peek into Arlan Hamilton’s new book! Register here Tech Today for LGBTQ+ 10AM PST / 1PM EST LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents an exciting conversation about the world of Tech and its intersection with LGBTQ+ people. Guest speakers include Senior Success Manager at Slack, Tyler Lawrence, Director of Digital Marketing at Lesbians Who Tech, Anni Lundy, and Creator of Dope Sh*T at VDOM, Glenise Kinard-Moore. Life for Queer people is hard enough. Join this convo to learn how LGBTQ entrepreneurs and nonprofits are leveraging tech to solve big problems, reach large audiences, and tech in your day-to-day to amplify their business. Register here Body and Sex Positivity as a Career 11AM PST / 2PM EST It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference. Don’t worry about sounding professional. Sounds like you. There are over 1.5 billion websites out there, but your story is what’s going to separate this one from the rest. Register here From Ideation to Start-Up (12PM PST / 3PM EST): LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents an inspired conversation about the journey of ideation to start up featuring the Founder of 5th Column, Akbar Hamid, Founder of Everywhere is Queer, Charlie, and Founder of Gay Water, Spencer Hoddeson, to learn about how they build their successful businesses and LGBTQ+ people. You’ll learn tips and life hacks to take the next step in your aspiration as a Queer Entrepreneur. Register here Advocacy Through Art (1PM PST / 4PM EST): LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents a panel discussion about the importance of advocacy. Join this important conversation with four powerhouse creators who intentionally and successfully build advocacy into their business models. Guest speakers include the Founder of Queer Prom, Equality Fashion Week, NiK Kacy Footwear, NiK Kacy, Founders of S & S Mercantile, Sean and Adrian, and Co-founder of ShopQueer.co and The Rainbow Book Bus Adam Powell. Register here Creator Economy is Lucrative AF (2PM PST / 5PM EST): LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents a panel discussion with three incredibly successful Content Creators who used their voice to build a platform and monetize their creativity. Panelists include the Founder and CEO of E3 Radio and The Qube, Anna DeShawn, Content Creator and Influencer, Ruba, and Actor, Musician, and Influencer Tomás Matos. This eclectic group of creators will share their journey and how they ditched the 9-5 for a full-time life in the Creator Economy. Register here Harmony in Business 3PM PST / 6PM EST LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents a thoughtful dialogue about Navigating Ventures with Loved Ones. Join CEO and Co-Founder of BuzzCutt, Olivia Sears, with CCO and Co-Founder of BuzzCutt, Sarah Sears, to gain insight into the blessings and challenges of doing business with your loved ones. You will hear about the benefits of complementary skill sets and learn to love leaving drama at the door. Register here Inside the Queer Economy (4PM PST / 7PM EST): LGBTQ+ Business Week presents a unique perspective on the evolution of the marketplace. Since the beginning of consumerism, marketplaces have existed as a central and core component for independently owned businesses. Hear from industry experts Christina Pascucci-Ciampa (Owner of All She Wrote Books), Cat Perez (CEO and Founder of Famm), and more about their modern take with an LGBTQ+ twist on marketplaces today. Register here Politics, Policy, and Decolonizing Spaces (5PM PST / 8PM EST): LGBTQ+ Business Week Virtual Summit presents a timely conversation about Politics, Policy, and Decolonizing Spaces. Our community has been at the forefront of political movements since the beginning of time. Join Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition, Dr. David J. Johns, and LA City Council District 14 Socialist Candidate Lalo Vargas for this powerful discussion, moderated by Activist and Leader Blossom Brown. Register here
Closing Session (6PM PST / 9PM EST): Slack Presents the LGBTQ+ Business Week Closing Session with the CEO and Founder of Queerency and LGBTQ+ Business Week, Travers Johnson, who will share important and accessible resources to take yourself to the next level. Join us to learn about all the resources you can access as a member of the LGBTQ+ Business Week network. Thank you to our sponsor, Slack! Register here