Entries by Equate Team

Blog: Why Business Needs Balance

Susan Anderson, Head of Infrastructure Support Services at Network Rail, shares with us her recent speech at an International Women’s Day event: International women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  The day has occurred […]


Hannah Houston – Championing #womeninSTEM

What inspired you to choose engineering at Strathclyde? When I was at school, I always really enjoyed maths and physics. It was so satisfying to work through a calculation and come out with a number that was not only correct (well…most of the time!) but meaningful to how our world worked. My physics teacher suggested […]

Taking action on women in STEM across Europe

Over the last eighteen months Equate Scotland have been partnering with colleagues at the City of Glasgow College, VHTO in the Netherlands and Miguel Altuna in the Basque Country to deliver a project focused on increasing the participation of women in STEM employment, but specifically in SME (small and medium size) employment. The majority of […]

Kirsty Carlyle – My STEM journey

What inspired you to choose Biomedical Engineering at University of Glasgow? My route into Biomedical Engineering is unorthodox as I originally decided to pursue a degree in Anatomy at UofG as a route into medicine. I have always been interested in STEM, however, after spending the majority of my life caring for my grandparents with […]

Hear from #STEMinist Roisin Louth

During the summer I was faced with the rather daunting prospect of graduating and not quite knowing where to go next. Therefore, I thought applying for a summer placement through Equate Scotland’s Careerwise scheme would provide me with a great opportunity to gain some valuable work experience whilst also hopefully giving me a steer on […]

Join in: This is What a STEMinist Looks Like

Join our campaign to tackle negative gender stereotypes and champion diversity in STEM. It is estimated that only 25% of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector are women. This a waste of talent and opportunity not only for women, but for Scotland, and our chance to be at the forefront of innovation. The jobs […]

New chapter of the Equate Student Network

The ‘Interconnect Network’ was established by Equate Scotland in 2009 as the network for women studying STEM at college and university in Scotland. The network has been innovative in providing opportunities for women to connect with each other, with inspiring women STEM professionals and potential employers. However changes needed to be made to the network […]

Developing Strategies and Embedding Equality

Equate Scotland’s training and consultancy support has been in huge demand over the last year. We have had the opportunity to work with large STEM employers, start ups and colleges, providing practical and holistic support to enable them to embed gender equality and ensure they are being proactive in creating inclusive workplace cultures. The evidence […]

Tapping All Our Talents – what’s next?

Equate Scotland’s Director, Talat Yaqoob, reviews the updated Tapping All Our Talents report on whether progress has been made in the 6 years since the original report release. Read the full report here.  Equate Scotland had the opportunity to once again be on the development group leading the research on Women in STEM by the […]

Careerwise Placements – Now Open!

Careerwise is now open for applications for summer 2019 Round 1 of Careerwise is now open for applications!  So far, 18 organisations have signed up to Careerwise for summer 2019, between them offering 38 paid work placements, presenting a unique opportunity for women to gain valuable work experience in key science, technology, engineering and maths […]

Closing the Digital Skills Gap with Careerwise

According to a 2017 survey, over 88% of Software Engineers worldwide are male and only 7.6% are female. For 5 years now, CAS has been involved with Careerwise run by Equate Scotland, a paid placement scheme for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. Every summer we employ a female intern in our […]

Equate Career Hub … Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Equate Career Hub, Scotland’s first careers website tailored specifically towards women working in STEM. The Equate Career Hub will work directly with STEM employers looking to attract more female applicants into their organisation and directly advertise these roles to women in Scotland’s STEM community. With only […]