Entries by Equate Team

Equate´s Reading List

Recently we made a list of Equate’s favourite books and thought we would share it again. We are all finding different ways to keep ourselves engaged while we are at home and these books recognise the contributions of women not just in STEM but also, culture, literature and politics. Hopefully they will be a source […]

Guest Blog: Media and Public Speaking by Angela Newlands

After leaving school, with my O-Grades and Highers (for those of you who remember those!) I took on what many people consider a typically ‘female role’ in Administration working in a local manufacturing production office.  I got married and had my two children fairly young and so had to change to a job with the […]

Responding to COVID19

At Equate Scotland we are taking into consideration all guidance from Government and international health bodies, to adequately respond to the impact of COVID-19. As an organisation dedicated to inclusion and equality, and one we hope can lead by example, we are prioritising the wellbeing of our staff, as well as the women and clients […]

New RSE Fellows Announced

This week, our Director, Talat Yaqoob was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The Royal Society of Edinburgh has existed since 1783 and was established “for the advancement of knowledge and learning made useful”. The RSE’s aim is to play a leading role in the development of a modern enlightenment that […]

Free Training for Engineering Companies

Unconscious Bias Mitigation and Inclusive Recruitment – Free Training for Engineering Companies Recruiting, retaining and promoting women makes great business sense. Diversity in thinking and decision making increases productivity, profitability and innovation. Many engineering employers want to employ more women, but report that they simply do not receive applications from them. In partnership with Scottish Engineering, Equate […]

A Focus on the M in STEM

Carol Lyon has held a number of posts in education including Education Support Officer (Numeracy and Mathematics), Schools and Learning Support Officer (STEM) and Numeracy Lead, Tay Regional Improvement Collaborative. She joined the Scottish Mathematical Council in 2015 and, in July 2019, became its first female Chair. Reading my biography, you could be forgiven for […]

Women in STEM: career tips and advice

Technology is the driving force of the modern world. It touches everyone’s lives – so it’s vital that women and men are equally represented across careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But still, most STEM roles are occupied by men. Schools and universities are better than they used to be at encouraging everyone to […]

A STEM countdown of 2019

2019 has been another busy year for us at Equate Scotland. Whether it is our high quality training events being delivered, or our policy influencing work to develop better gender equality interventions across the labour market in Scotland. Here is a run down of our work throughout the year, and some of the (good and […]

Work with us to Transform Construction

Inclusive Value is a brand new online resource for the construction industry to support gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. Equate Scotland is working in partnership with City of Glasgow College, CSIC and Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver an online tool that will assist employers in the UK construction sector work towards creating a […]

Emma Carroll – Scottish Witchcraft Database

Careerwise placement student, Emma Carroll,  a fourth year Geology and Physical Geography student at the University of Edinburgh, has spent three months working during the summer to geolocate the place names recorded in the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database (1563 to 1736), and find the place of residence of 3,141 accused Scottish witches. The database has […]

Milena’s path to becoming a professional engineer

My name is Milena Zagulak and I’m a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Aberdeen and I joined Engineering Group in Marine Scotland Science (MSS) in July 2019 for a 12-week placement advertised on the CareerWISE placement Scheme. I chose to do a summer placement as I wanted to explore possible options […]

FLS: sowing the seeds of the future careers of 4 women in STEM

During the June to August period Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS) hosted four women on student placements through advertising on the Careerwise programme. This is the second year of hosting placements in support of Careerwise that is designed to support women into Science, Engineering and Technology roles. Within the National Land Management Team, Kenny Kortland […]