The Independence Business Alliance provides opportunities, access and resources to LGBTQ+ professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. We promote economic development, growth, diversity and leadership in our region.

The Independence Business Alliance is a membership-based business advocacy organization dedicated to making the Philadelphia region an influential and diverse LGBTQ+ business community with an impact on economic development, equal rights and policy issues. The IBA is an official affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Community Coffee: For ERG Leaders and Members

Community Coffee for ERGs Leaders and Members:
FRIEDA for Generations

The IBA is thrilled to continue a new event series where we gather at local venues owned by our incredible IBA members!

Community Coffee is free and open to all! This Community Coffee is geared towards those in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or those who want to learn more about the work of ERGs within the corporate world.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
FRIEDA for Generations
320 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Virtual Lunch and Learn: How to Get Involved with Philanthropic Careers

Join us to learn about careers in philanthropy and how to get involved with philanthropic work with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation!

Topics to include:
-About the CHOP Foundation and careers in philanthropy
-LGBTQ+ and trans-inclusive policies and practices in the workplace, from people who have personal experience in the space.
-Different roles and opportunities at the CHOP Foundation, and how your skills and experiences can set you up for a successful career there
-How to connect to and apply for roles at the CHOP Foundation 

April 18, 2024
1:00-2:00 PM
Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

IBA April ConnX: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Join the IBA for our monthly networking event, ConnX!

Our April ConnX will be taking place at The Philadelphia Inquirer and will be hosted by their LGBTQ+ ERG (Employee Resource Group): Prism.

All are welcome to this FREE event! Whether you’ve been attending IBA events regularly, haven’t been in a while, or are brand new to the IBA, we’d love to have you join us. Meet local business owners, employees, and other community stakeholders.

April 17, 2024
5:30-7:00 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer
100 S Independence Mall W Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19106

PNC Bank LGBTQ+ Business Award

Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual program that directly impacts the local LGBTQ+ business community. Sponsored by PNC Bank, this program provides an annual $5,000 award to an IBA Member-owned business (Business Networker Level Membership or higher) that demonstrates a well-defined plan for growth, including innovation, sustainability, and ongoing contribution to the community.

Applications are OPEN and the deadline to apply is May 24th, 2024.

Learn more and apply today!

Apply Today! about PNC Bank LGBTQ+ Business Award

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