Entries by Equate Team

Automation: The impact on women

This week, the Institute for Public Policy Research released their report and recommendations on the future of automation and its potential impact on gender inequality in the UK labour market. Across our work with students, women and employers in science, technology, engineering and the built environment we see the impact (or perceived impact) of advancing […]

Can you help us with our research?

Equate Scotland is currently conducting research to learn about the experiences of women in Scotland who are currently or who have previously worked or studied in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, maths and the built environment fields): We want to hear about those experiences that have made women in STEM fields feel excluded, treated differently or […]

Attracting Women to Construction

Another 25 amazing women aspiring to work in the Construction sector came together at Sibbald’s in Blackridge to complete Women in Constructionarium 2019.  For the 2nd year in a row, Equate Scotland, Constructionarium Scotland, CiTB, Sibbald and AECOM collaborated to provide this hugely successful practical onsite learning experience. The women students who attended were from […]

Women in Life Sciences – new guide launched

The Life Science sector in Scotland currently employs more than 37,000 people in 700 companies and is set to expand considerably over the next 6 years. The importance of the sector to employment and the Scottish Economy cannot be underestimated. With women outnumbering men in many Life Science subjects in Scotland’s universities, and being well […]

Why the “leaky pipeline” matters to me

Ayra is a 15 year old pupil from Aberdeen and joined us at Equate Scotland for a week to learn about our work and wider gender equality issues. Here she talks about her views on the “leaky pipeline”, why it matters to her and what she has learnt.  STEM careers are undeniably the future of […]

Construction-arium helped me develop hands-on skills

After attending one of Equate Scotland’s events at Napier University, I met Joanna through networking at the event and was told all about Constructionarium which was soon coming up and Joanna thought it would be a great experience for me.  So I applied for Constructionarium 2018 and I was lucky enough to be chosen to […]

Hear from our Student Network Awards Winners 2019

Hannah Houston, 4th year chemistry student at the University of Strathclyde Edinburgh, was awarded with the Student Network Woman Student of the Year Award and Dominique Green a PhD Student in Data Science, at the University of Edinburgh won the Student Network Student-Institution partnership Award. Here they talk about their experiences as women in STEM […]

Fourth Student Conference a success

Our 4th annual Equate Student Student Conference & Awards was held on Wednesday 27th March at ECCI in Edinburgh. The conference brought together 60 women STEM students from 18 different colleges and universities for an inspiring day of talks, workshops and networking with women STEM professionals. Our keynote speakers were Kirsty Robb and Helen Wade, […]

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 […]