Celebrating Pride and progress all year long
Celebrating Pride All Year Long
When it comes to serving the LGBT2Q+ community, TD Bank is much more than a fair-weather friend. We’re not just Pride Month sponsors. Our commitment lasts 365 days a year. And it shows throughout the depth and steadfastness of our dedication to the community.
Relationships with the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and beyond
We have been strong corporate members with the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates throughout our footprint. There are TD Bank team members like Steven Garibell, who has been a member of the Chamber’s certification committee for six years, helping to certify LGBTBEs, chairing the Mentorship Committee for the TGX Task force, and serving as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the New Jersey Pride Chamber.
Our commitment is demonstrated through our help forming the Upstate LGBT Chamber in SC, as well as a host of team members who are making a difference throughout our footprint – serving on the board of IBA in Philadelphia, an ambassador for the NGLCCny and a board member for the NJ Pride Chamber.
We also have employees everywhere we do business to help certify businesses. As part of that process, employees make personal site visits to assist with certification.
Co-creators of Own It!, now in its second cohort
Own It! is an entrepreneurial intensive specifically designed to provide education, resources, and space to the transgender and gender-expansive (TGX) communities. Own It! is co-created and maintained by TD Bank, Destination Tomorrow, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
Each cohort completes three courses of small business education (research and resources, business plan writing, and maintaining profitability) and is also paired with a mentor TGX business owner, a business advisor from the Small Business Development Centers of America, and receives a membership to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to pursue professional networking and LGBTBE certification for diverse supplier opportunities.
“The TGNC/NB community has suffered for far too long with limited resources and opportunities,” says Sean Coleman, executive director, of Destination Tomorrow. “This has resulted in a lack of TGNC/NB-owned businesses. Programs like Own It! provide the knowledge, resources, and tools for these businesses to be competitive.”
“This is one example of how TD Bank works toward and invests in our values — empowering our team at the highest level of our bank to make a real impact among businesses we serve,” says Steven Garibell, Vice President of Business Development LGBTQ2+. “Our customers can count on us to be there day-after-day, week-after-week, long after the parades are over and the flags are taken down. Pride, for us, is just doing what it takes for the people we serve.”
We’re here to listen and to help. Contact a Community Business Development Officer today at CommunityBusinessDevelopment@TDBank.com.
Celebrating Pride All Year Long
For more information about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at TD Bank visit: https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/diversity-inclusion
TD Bank, N.A. has recently been recognized as a corporate leader in Business Equality Excellence by BEQ Pride Magazine.