EMPOWER! is a virtual career fair in Texas connecting transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) job seekers to career opportunities. EMPOWER! is one of the only virtual hiring events of its kind, aimed exclusively at economically empowering the TGI community.  Trans Can Work uses the state-of-the-art career fair platform, Brazen, to directly connect TGI job seekers with employers who are committed to transforming their workplaces so TGI people can succeed at all levels.  The organization has hosted virtual career fairs across the country for the TGI community.

While the national unemployment rate has dropped to 3.9%, TGI people experience unemployment at
four times the rate of the general population.

The Chamber Foundation and Chamber and Trans Can Work (TCW), a leading trans-led organization that focuses on connecting transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) job seekers to career opportunities, signed an MOU to collaborate to support economic empowerment for the TGI community. We launched the partnership with a virtual state-of-the-art career fair for transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) job seekers hosted by Trans Can Work in 2022.


Are you ready to connect to an an untapped pool of qualified transgender, gender diverse and intersex (TGI) job seekers eager to work for your organization or company? Employers will be able to meet directly with TGI job seekers, jump into breakout rooms for group discussions or 1:1 interviews, as well as live chat. You can even hire on the spot!

TCW will provide your team training on the state-of-the-art career fair platform Brazen as well as assistance in setting up your customizable booth with your company's branding.  At every participation level, employers will also get a 30 minute TGI 101 training to set you up for success with TGI job seekers.

The TGI community is one of the nation's largest talent pools of job seekers.
Job seekers run the gamut from C-Suite Executives to folks just entering the workforce across all industries.


Are you a transgender, gender diverse and intersex (TGI) job seeker? The Chamber is working with Trans Can Work, on this TGI virtual career fair to help you connect with high demand positions and inclusive employers. Job Seekers will be able to connect with employers looking to hire diverse talent like YOU! This state-of-the-art virtual job fair will connect you with employers who are eager to connect with TGI job seekers like you.

With the Brazen platform, the career fair is online and provides a seamless (and safe) experience. No cancellations, postponing or risk from COVID. You'll be able to meet directly with employers, jump into breakout rooms or 1:1 interviews, as well as live chat.



And of course, TCW will be there before, during & after the fairs to provide you with support. You'll also be able to work directly with your Employment Navigator to prep for the big day, spruce up your resume & write cover letters. Bonus: All TGI job seekers who sign up for this career fair & enroll in TCW services will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 Macy’s gift cards.

Chamber Members and Corporate Partners receive a 25% discount on any EMPOWER! sponsorship level.


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Partnering to Drive Economic Empowerment for the TGI community

Trans Can Work (TCW) works holistically to economically empower and employ transgender and intersex (TGI) people across the nation by working one-on-one to support TGI job seekers prepare for employment or pursue skill trainings and certifications; working with our corporate partners to conduct diversity, equity, and inclusion training to prepare for employing TGI people; and by organizing opportunities for job seekers and corporate partners via career fairs, recruiting with TCW, and volunteer opportunities.

The Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce Foundation empowers members of the LGBTQ+ community through a path and the power of economic advancement by addressing economic inequities through advocacy, coordinated resources, programs, and research that focuses on the core drivers of LGBTQ+ economic prosperity.

The Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.