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, March 27, 2024

ERG Panel: The Power of Community

Join the IBA on March 27, 2024 for a panel discussion ERGs (employee resource groups): The Power of Community. 

Join us to learn how Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) leaders and members can partner with internal and external stakeholders to influence organizational culture, policies, and benefits to foster a welcoming and inclusive workplace for our LGBTQ+ community.

This panel is open to all and registration is free! Please be sure to register ahead of the event so we have have an accurate registration list. 

Stay tuned for more information about the panelists! 

Thank you to our Corporate Partners, Independence Blue Cross, for hosting us for this panel discussion!

Transwork, March 19, 2024 event

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Vocal Allyship with Undead Voice

Join the IBA and Undead Voice for a transformative Lunch and Learn workshop on Vocal Allyship.

Dive into the profound impact of affirming voices for trans and gender-diverse individuals in the workplace. This immersive session offers:

Insight: Uncover how discrepancies between voice and gender identity can limit personal expression, idea sharing, full participation in life, and career advancement.

Interactive Learning: Participate in hands-on exercises simulating the voice transition journey, enhancing your empathy and strengthening your allyship.

Practical Tools: Develop actionable strategies and leave equipped with a comprehensive toolkit to promote inclusivity in all your interactions.

Embrace this opportunity to deepen your understanding, create inclusive environments, and become a powerful vocal ally for the trans and gender-diverse community.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Zoom (link will be provided after registering)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Nonprofit Leaders Forum: Nonprofit Trends

The Nonprofit Leaders Forum

Nonprofit Trends:
What to Expect & How to Prepare

The Nonprofit Leaders Forum Series is kicking off this February and will feature leaders, each with a business sensibility, a deep understanding of the role and power of nonprofit organizations, and a sensitivity to the marketplace of people and ideas.

The first program of the series will feature a panel of nonprofit leaders who will answer questions similar to:

What is one of the most significant trends impacting the landscape of nonprofit organizations in the next five years and why should nonprofit board leaders be aware of this trend?

What can they do to be even better prepared?

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Athena Global Advisors
30 S. 15th Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Upcoming Events!


IBA and TransWork have a FULL calendar of events & we want to see you there!

2/27: Nonprofit Leaders Forum: Panel at Athena Global Advisors, 5-7pm

3/6: Virtual Lunch and Learn, GFI Global Financial Impact with Whitney Olson, 1-2pm (Zoom)

3/7: Business After Hours at The Grand in Wilmington, DE with New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 5-7pm

3/19: Virtual Lunch and Learn, Vocal Allyship with Undead Voice, 1-2pm (Zoom)

3/27: ERG Panel at Independence Blue Cross (1901 Market Street), 6-8pm

Be sure to check out the IBA Events Calendar and TransWork events to stay up to date and register for all events!

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