On March 16, 2018 the GGBA will host the Western Business Alliance (WBA) LGBT Economic Summit & Conference. The WBA was founded in 1994 as an opportunity for LGBT chambers throughout the Western United States to advocate on behalf of the LGBT economic equality movement, share ‘best practices’ and serve as the collective voice of the LGBT business community in the West.

Power Lunch IV Co-Chairs: Honorable Mark Leno & Helen Russell

The GGBA’s Power Lunch series launched in 2015 to showcase extraordinary LGBT entrepreneurs, high performing LGBT businesses and key stakeholders who are transforming the world. Since its inception the Power Lunch has achieved national recognition for its ability to tell compelling stories of triumph over adversity, community empowerment and the commitment to economic prosperity.


8:30am: Summit Opening Session/Welcome — Grand Ballroom Foyer (Power Lunch Attendees may attend the full day Summit at no additional cost)

9:30am to 11:30am: Summit Break-Out Sessions

  • Defining the needs of LGBT Millennial Entrepreneurs — Pacific A Room
  • Creating new LGBTQ entrepreneurs through ‘disruptive technologies’ — Pacific BC Room
  • Removing barriers to Transgender economic development — Pacific G Room
  • Thinking ‘outside the box’ in order to access capital — Regency A Room
  • Addressing LGBT Homeless issues/solutions from a regional perspective— Regency B Room
  • Expanding LGBT opportunities with Government/Private Contracting — Plaza Room

10:00am to 12:00pm: LGBTBE Business Showcase — Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:00am: Power Lunch IV - Registration & Networking

12:00pm - 2pm: Power Lunch IV: WELCOME HOME! (Tickets $125)

2:30pm: Summit Break-Out Session ‘Read Out’ & Summary (Power Lunch Attendees may attend the full day Summit at no additional cost)



Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111

Date and time

Friday, March 16, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Fees Admissions

Power Lunch IV individual ticket: $125 Break-out sessions: free of charge

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