A successful Glasgow-based LGBT networking group has launched in Edinburgh, with CodeClan proud to be one of the founding members of Out in Edinburgh.
Following Out in Glasgow’s successful monthly events schedule, the network launched in Edinburgh last Thursday, 15th September, attracting a vibrant group of professionals across both public and private sector organisations.
Out in Edinburgh aims to offer attendees an opportunity to gather in an informal professional environment and to explore what it’s like being LGBT in various industries.
The launch takes place ahead of a Diversity in the Workplace event taking place at The Angels Share Hotel on Hope Street on 13th October, which will be hosted by CodeClan. Speakers from Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life will join the discussion to share their experiences of diversity within their organisations. Sign up here.
Since Out in Glasgow was formed four years ago, it has covered issues such as LGBTI parenting, the Glass Ceiling and Glass and LGBTI Refugees, with individuals and organisations encouraged to attend and network with likeminded individuals.
What a fabulous, fun and inspiring evening last night. Thanks to everyone who supported us in making it a success! pic.twitter.com/gjt5Qdc4m1
— Out In Edinburgh (@OutInEdi) 16 September 2016
CodeClan’s own Marc Dinardo was speaking at the event, held at The Angels Share Hotel on Hope Street, along with other founding members, including Damien McCaul from Barclays, Keith Sutherland from Police Scotland and Jim Shanley from NHS Lothian.
“Not everyone feels the same level of support in the workplace with varied levels of acceptance and support that offer employees an opportunity to experience being fully ‘Out’ at work,” said Marc. “It’s my view that everyone deserves the right to be their true self at all times. I hope that the Out in Edinburgh network will be able to offer support to individuals who aspire to work in a more open and inclusive environment and to engage with organisations to share best practice.”
— Marc Dinardo (@marc_d88) 16 September 2016
You can subscribe to Out in Edinburgh’s mailing list for updates or sign-up on their events page to find out more about what it means to create a diverse organisation and why it’s good for business to attract LGBT talent.