At Equate Scotland, we make a positive difference for women in science engineering, technology and the built environment and actively work to change cultures in organisations and academia.
Established in 2006, Equate Scotland is the national expert in gender equality throughout the STEM sectors. We make a tangible and sustainable change, enabling women studying and working in these keys sectors to develop, by supporting their recruitment, retention and progression. Our vision is of a progressive STEM labour market where women can contribute equally to advancements in science, engineering and technology and have fair access to the jobs of the future.
Working with women
Our programme of free activities develop women’s expertise, essential skills and confidence. Our priority is to create learning and work spaces in which women can flourish.
We achieve this by:
Delivering training and support for women at each stage of their careers.
Providing opportunities for women students to make valuable links with industry via our student network – the UK’s only student network for women STEM students.
Responding to, and proactively pushing for labour market and further and higher education policy that is gender competent and tackles the root causes of women’s under-representation in STEM.
Working with employers
In order to achieve the change we wish to see for all women, we work alongside industry and academia, creating positive changes in employment practices, behaviours and workplace cultures which are evidenced to benefit everyone.
We achieve this by:
Delivering expert and bespoke training.
Offering consultancy to support employers in strategy development or simply helping employers understand where to start on pursuing gender equality.
Providing the only UK wide “women into STEM” job advertising platform and inclusive language check service.
Equate Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to deliver our work without charge to students and women. The Scottish Government also funds our public training events to build gender equality knowledge and capacity in the STEM sectors. Our training, consultancy and recruitment support comes at a cost, however all income generated is invested back into our support for women studying, working in, or returning to STEM and allows us to reach more women across Scotland.
Our sister fund @rosaforwomen is open for applications! ⠀ ⠀ Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) is now open and will provide grants of up to £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK.⠀ ⠀ The purpose of this first stage respo… https://instagr.am/p/CA4_mcPn-4i/
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