Welcome to SWAN. We offer networking opportunities to all members of the LGBT community in Scotland.We're proud to be a registered charity, working to improve inclusivity for LGBT people in Scottish workplaces.
SWAN was founded in 2008 by Ian Arnot and Robert Cole, who were involved with BT's LGBTQ Networking group, Kaleidoscope. At the time, many companies and public sector employers had their own social networking organisations but there was nothing that connected them. SWAN was created in order to fill this gap and provide a network in Scotland to bring people from different sectors together, as an LGBT community.
SWAN has become synonymous with networking within the LGBT professional community. As an organisation we have been hosted at many major businesses in the central belt of Scotland and attendance is consistently growing.SWAN aims to provide LGBT people with access to networking opportunities and with the help of our hosts we are able to do this absolutely free.In October 2014, SWAN Workplace Networking for LGBT (SWAN) was successful in achieving incorporation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered in Scotland, SC045169.