Charlotte's premier LGBTQ+ & Ally networking organization.
Our network has over 40 participating firms and organizations from across industries, and we've connected more than 1,500+ LGBTQ+ & Ally individuals through our events.
From regular Mixers to community outreach events and career development, QCC's networking opportunities bring together all aspects of the LGBTQ+ & Ally community to strengthen our representation within organizations.
Driving increased participation and awareness across
industries results in more widespread progress and more unity across the LGBTQ+ community. QCC strives to reach the most individual members and organizations as possible in the Charlotte area.
Launching in 2019, QCC will host high profile LGBTQ+ and ally leaders to speak about their work to promote inclusive environments called LEADER (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop, Enrich, Reach). Through these events, we hope to inspire, inform and elevate our members and ERGs.
Pilot program launching in 2019, Mentoring OUT is a trusting, confidential, one-on-one relationship between the LGBTQIA mentoring partner. This relationship provides a venue for the mentee to explore many issues regarding being 'out' at work, being authentic in a corporate work environment, and sexual orientation or gender identity in a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and empowering environment.
One word Queen City Connects values and understands
is unity. We are continually transforming the way we operate in order to help bring members of the public together for a common goal.
Queen City Connects' leadership team is comprised of volunteers from across industries.
Now Accepting 2020 Board Members
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According to a 2018 survey, 100% of attendees said they would recommend QCC's events to colleagues and friends.
QCC helped me find community in Charlotte and therefore decided to stay in the Queen City rather than move away. Thank you QCC for giving me the platform to connect with others!
I've been seeking a new job for some months without luck. I went to one of QCC's mixers where they did a great icebreaker. That icebreaker gave me a chance to network with others and met my new boss there. Thanks QCC for creating a relaxed professional environment!
My company was looking for an LGBT non-profit to get involved with; however, I didn't know much about the organizations in Charlotte. I went to a [QCC] Mixer and connected with different community leaders and non-profit board members. Because of the Mixer, we found new non-profits to support and get involved with. Great job QCC getting our community partners involved!