Entries by Equate Team

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 ladies on student placements through the Equate programme Careerwise. 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 (National […]

Cummins: Building their talent pipeline through Careerwise

In 2018, Cummins were introduced to Careerwise via the Strathclyde Engineering Academy.  In summer 2018 they hired 3 interns via the Careerwise programme.  Impressed with the 3 students, they hired 5 further interns for summer 2019 – Rosie Mulligan, Abigail Cumming, Jennifer McLeod, Erin Holmes and Christina MacLeod.  The five women joined Cummins in June […]

Careerwise Programme Hits Record High

Careerwise is the only internship scheme of its kind in Scotland and the UK.  It is dedicated to increasing the participation of women working in STEM industries and professions.  Launched in 2014 and now in it’s 6th year, Careerwise is hugely impactful and successful for the students and the host companies who participate year on […]

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 […]