OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to share that Board Secretary and Inclusion Chair Gabrielle Claiborne and her business Transformation Journeys Worldwide will be featured during the Out for LGBTQ+ Business virtual event held Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern, hosted by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Out for Biden.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Gabrielle and her Trans-owned LGBT Certified Business Transformation Journeys Worldwide to be featured in an event that will underscore the contributions of the estimated 1.4 million LGBTQ+ owned businesses across the United States,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

Gabrielle Claiborne (Kris Janovitz Photography)

While OUT Georgia does not make endorsements at this time, we are a proud Affiliate Chamber of the NGLCC and acknowledge NGLCC’s recent endorsement of Biden for President.

During this virtual event, Lugo will highlight OUT Georgia Business Alliance’s work and introduce Gabrielle Claiborne and Transformation Journeys Worldwide, our 2018 Small Business of the Year.

“We’re also thrilled to share the virtual stage with Joe Biden’s daughter Ashely Biden, Co-Founder & President of the NGLCC Justin Nelson, LGBTQ+ chamber leaders, and Certified LGBT-owned businesses from around the country,” Lugo added.

Rebecca Waggoner, Executive Director of Quorum, Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce, will present and introduce Zaylore Stout of Zaylore Stout & Associates while Steve Adkins, President & CEO of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, will present and introduce Nicole Alvarez of the Law Offices of Nicole Alvarez P.A.

Please consider joining this free event on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern to learn more about plans to build a stronger, more equitable economy, promote entrepreneurship, tackle structural racism, fight systemic injustice, and end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

About Gabrielle Claiborne

Gabrielle Claiborne is Co-founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, an inclusion training and consulting firm with a transgender focus. She travels extensively, helping cutting-edge organizations position themselves to attract and retain the best talent, foster collaborative working environments, thus maximizing innovation and directly impacting the bottom line by creating fully trans-inclusive cultures. Some of her clients include Home Depot, Sun Life Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, Comcast, Mercedes Benz, UPS, Kaiser Permanente, Cox Media, WarnerMedia, New York City Pride, the Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Tech and the Centers for Disease Control, among others.

Gabrielle has been an out and active transwoman since 2010. Along with being a successful entrepreneur and dynamic trainer, she is also a sought-after speaker and a recognized community leader. She sat on the Executive Board of Atlanta Pride for 5 years and currently serves as Co-chair of the Mentorship Committee on the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Trans Inclusion Task Force and on the City of Atlanta’s LGBTQ Mayoral Advisory Council. In 2015, Gabrielle was chosen as Atlanta’s Best Trans Activist. Since then, her work has been featured in Forbes and the Atlanta Business Chronicle . In 2018, she received the Georgia Small Business Administration’s LGBT Small Business Champion Award in recognition of her efforts in advancing LGBT business ownership. The following year, the Atlanta business Chronicle acknowledged her as their 2019 Diversity & Inclusion “Outstanding Voice” Award recipient and she delivered a TEDx talk entitled, Building Your Courage Muscles, for Centennial Park Women TEDx.

Recently, Transformation Journeys Worldwide was honored to be chosen as the OUT Georgia Business Alliance 2018 Small Business of the Year, and received the Atlanta Hawk’s prestigious 2019 True Comes in All Colors award for their cutting-edge inclusion work. The firm is also proud to be an NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprise.

Gabrielle holds a BS in Mathematics from Emory University and pursued a degree in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is the proud parent of three adult children and lives in Atlanta.


The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. www.nglcc.org @nglcc

About OUT Georgia Business Alliance

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OUT Georgia Business Alliance proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) has served the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community by advocating for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; providing support and resources to fuel economic growth; and driving meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia.

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact us at OUTGeorgia.org or info@OUTGeorgia.org.