The idea of GLOBE was born and in just a few weeks, GLOBE was officially in business. It was ground-breaking. People who were so often marginalised in mainstream society at last had a safe place where they could share professional interests and develop their businesses.
GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) is a not-for-profit community group that welcomes LGBTI individuals, businesses, community groups and their supporters so they can engage and develop their interests in an environment that encourages diversity and inclusiveness.
To unite Victorian and Australian LGBTI groups and their supporters through social, professional and community events and to create opportunities for participants to build professional, inclusive and supportive environments that encourage and advocate growth.
To raise the profile of our organisation so that we cater for the needs of our members within wider business communities.
To provide a business, professional and social environment for our members so they realise the full potential of business, professional and community communication.
Word spread fast. In six months, GLOBE had 93 members and connections with community groups across Victoria and around Australia.
In January 2017, GLOBE celebrated 25 years of supporting LGBTI Communities. In that time, with the support of our members, GLOBE has awarded over $80,000 to individuals, students and Small Businesses through the GLOBE Community Grants program. At our 2017 Community Awards, we awarded $25,000 in grants and are looking to award even more this year!