Join us on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:00am for a very special luncheon! Louise Chernin of GSBA will speak about the benefits and impact of LGBTQ+ Chambers and give us an inside look at her history with the Chamber. REGISTER TODAY!
Louise Chernin, recently retired as President & CEO of GSBA, Washington State’s LGBTQ and allied Chambers of Commerce. Currently Louise is a Trustee of Seattle Colleges and on the Board of OutRight Action International.
Among the honors received by Louise was a Leadership Award presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and being named by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top 20 most Influential women in Puget Sound. In 2013, the Seattle Storm, Washington State’s WNBA team, presented Louise with its 2013 Inspiring Women award and the UW Women’s Center honored Louise with their Women of Courage award. In 2016, Louise was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal with a Lifetime Achievement Award and in June 2019 Louise was named by Business Equality Magazine as one of the 50 over 50 Legacy Leaders in the United States. In 2019 Crosscut Media, the online news media for public TV, honored Louise with its Courage in Business Award and this past August, Louise received Lambda Legal’s Annual Leadership Award. After nearly 50 years of activism within the women’s movement, peace movement, civil rights movement and LGBTQ movement, Louise remains committed to advancing equality, equity, diversity and inclusion. Fighting the good fight is her mantra and activism is part of her DNA.