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San Francisco Business Times: The Business of Pride

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our Business of Pride annual celebration and awards ceremony 

Business of Pride Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony

Join us in celebrating the Business of Pride, honoring the 2024 OUTstanding Voices – leaders paving the way for LGBTQ equality in the workplace along with one leader and one corporation with special awards for their impact on the LGBTQ business community. We will also be honoring the Top 50 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area.




5:15 -6:00 Welcome Reception
6:00-7:00 Awards Program and Fireside Chat with Kara Swisher
7:00-8:30 Cocktail Celebration – Buffet stations and Networking

Selisse Berry Legacy Leadership Award

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Kara Swisher
Host, On with Kara Swisher & Pivot Podcasts
Editor-at-Large, NY Magazine & NYT Bestselling Author





2024 OUTstanding Voices 
Avantha Arachchi, Chief Operating Officer – A-Frame Brands
Marc Blakeman, President – AT&T California & Pacific States
Dr. Lukejohn Day, Chief Medical Officer – UCSF
Bevan Dufty, Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Breonna McCree, Executive Director – The Transgender District
Alfredo Pedroza, Senior Vice President – Senior Director Government Relations & Public Policy – Wells Fargo
Meghan Rhea, Vice President Legal – AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Katherine Rice, Partner – GingerBread Capital
Jeff Riles, Director of Energy Markets, Americas – Microsoft
Maya Setchkova, Managing Director – Cushman & Wakefield
Robbie Silver, Executive Director – Downtown SF Partnership
Jake Stensberg, Director – San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Corporate Pride Award
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50 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses
ACME Floral Co., AF&Co. LLC, Allstate Insurance-Frank Mercado Agency, AMSI Real Estate Services
Ascend Real Estate, AWG Private Chefs, Bay Area PL Services dba BayPLS, Boichik Bagels, Bospar
Brenda’s French Soul Food, Brio Financial Group, Cactus Jungle, Canas Realty Inc.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, Coddington Design, Demonstrate, Desired Effect, Diakidi Fitness, Financial Connections Group Inc., Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran LLP, Hanke & Co. Wealth Management, Healthyish Republic, Heather and French Painting Inc., Home of Chicken and Waffles, Hot Cookie, Hugh Groman Catering, IMC, Landis Communications Inc., Laner Electric Supply, Lookout, Manny’s Community Space, Mariposa Leadership Inc., MCG Services Corp., Noble Folk Inc., Oasis
Park Cafe Group, Phase2 Builders Inc., Q.Digital Inc., Revel Architecture & Design Inc.
RHP Inc. dba Got Light, SCCS Group LLC, Schoenberg Family Law Group PC, Sleep365, Steel + Lacquer
Studio 5 Learning, The Academy, The R3 Hotel, Timothy Adams Chocolates, Vanguard Properties
Veritable Vegetable, Vesta Asset Management, Wooden Table Baking Co.


June 6
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Northern California


Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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