12 Aug 2023
Amy Cozart-Lundin

Queerly Qualified: Elevating LGBTQ+ Professional Networking and Entrepreneurship

Queerly Qualified: Elevating LGBTQ+ Professional Networking and Entrepreneurship

Welcome to Queerly Qualified, where we believe in fostering dynamic networking for LGBTQ+ professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs, including LGBTQ-owned businesses. We have crafted a space that goes beyond conventional networking, providing a platform that celebrates diversity, empowers connections, and unlocks potential for small business owners and LGBTQ people.

As the co-founders of Queerly Qualified, Andrea and Amy bring a wealth of professional experience to the table. Amy, with a decade of experience in instructional design and an M.Ed in eLearning and Instructional Design, and Andrea, a skilled web developer and commercial drone pilot, are committed to leveraging their expertise to serve the LGBTQ community.

With our exclusive membership, you have the chance to enjoy a multitude of benefits, including mentorship opportunities and the ability to advertise your business to a network of queer professionals and allies. Engage in vibrant discussions in our chat forum, and offer or seek services within our trusted LGBTQ+ professional community. Our networking organization provides growth labs, entrepreneurial support, and aims to connect members to resources and opportunities.

Proud members of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), known as the national certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses, we are committed to connecting LGBTQ+ individuals and entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and community they need to thrive. We believe in supporting LGBTQ businesses and the opportunity to network, helping LGBTQ-owned businesses grow, and aligning with the values of the NGLCC to promote and expand economic opportunities.


The Importance of an LGBTQ+ Business Network

Representation: In the modern professional world, visibility and representation are not merely concepts but powerful catalysts for change. An LGBTQ+ business network like Queerly Qualified offers more than a platform; it fosters a sense of belonging, empowerment, and validation. The ability to see oneself reflected in a community of queer professionals and allies can inspire confidence and ambition. By celebrating the diverse experiences and talents within the LGBTQ+ community, Queerly Qualified ensures that everyone has a voice, a place, and a path to success.

Networking Opportunities: Networking is at the core of professional advancement, but the significance of an LGBTQ+ specific network transcends typical connections. Queerly Qualified facilitates partnerships, collaborations, and alliances tailored to the community's unique needs and strengths. From entrepreneurs seeking to grow their small business with like-minded professionals to individuals looking to build lasting relationships, our LGBTQ+ networking opportunities are designed with inclusivity and authenticity in mind. These connections become more than contacts; they become a support system, empowering each member to reach their fullest potential.

Professional Development: Growth is an ongoing journey, and Queerly Qualified is committed to fostering professional development tailored to LGBTQ+ professionals. Our workshops, seminars, mentorship programs, and educational resources are designed to enhance skills, knowledge, and confidence. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, seasoned executive, or someone exploring new career paths, our LGBTQ+ focused professional development opportunities provide the tools and guidance needed to excel. At Queerly Qualified, we believe in nurturing talents and turning aspirations into achievements.

Advocacy and Support: The importance of advocacy and support within the LGBTQ+ community cannot be overstated. Queerly Qualified serves as more than a business network; it's a platform for collective action, policy influence, and mutual support. By aligning with national organizations, supporting local initiatives, and empowering members to advocate for their rights, we ensure that the LGBTQ+ voice is not just heard but amplified. Our network stands as a beacon of solidarity, compassion, and resilience, embracing the diversity of our community and championing the values that unite us.

Why Join the Queerly Qualified Network?

Inclusivity: At the heart of Queerly Qualified is a steadfast commitment to creating an environment that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We recognize that each member of the LGBTQ+ community brings unique perspectives, talents, and aspirations. Our mission is to foster a space where these differences are not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. From our events to our online forums, we strive to create opportunities where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. Join us in a network that honors individuality while building a collective sense of belonging.

Community: Queerly Qualified is more than a network; it's a community of professionals who share both common goals and the unique experiences that come with being part of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether it's through engaging in vibrant discussions, participating in events, or connecting one-on-one, members discover a sense of camaraderie and mutual understanding. We provide a platform where relationships flourish, support is readily available, and shared experiences create bonds that go beyond professional connections. Be part of a network that understands, values, and uplifts the LGBTQ+ experience.

Resources: Success thrives on resources, and Queerly Qualified is dedicated to equipping our members with tools for personal and professional growth. From specialized training and workshops to industry insights and access to thought leaders, we provide a wealth of opportunities to learn, grow, and excel.


Ready to join a network that celebrates you and helps you grow?

Become a part of Queerly Qualified and take the next step in your professional journey. We invite you to explore our membership options, engage with our community, and discover what makes us uniquely qualified to support your success.

  1. Join Queerly Qualified: Click here to explore membership options and join our community.
  2. Contact us: [email protected] 

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