Entries by Equate Team

Inclusive Value Report for the Construction Sector

This month Equate Scotland published an Industry Guide to support the construction industry attract and retain women into the sector. Working with  Sir Robert McAlpine, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and the City of Glasgow College, Equate is a part of a wider project titled Inclusive Value. Together we have developed an online tool that will help […]

Launch: New Report into Women’s Experiences in STEM

Action needed to tackle discrimination faced by women across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM): Equate Scotland has today released a report detailing the experiences of over 400 women who work across STEM in Scotland. The report revealed the extent of inequality still faced by women across male dominated workplaces and provides recommendations on what […]

Guest Blog: A STEM journey to a career in environmental sustainability

I am an Environmental Manager for Dragados working on a major harbour construction project in Scotland. I am responsible for making sure that all aspects of the project have a minimal environmental impact. I make sure that we comply with all the relevant environmental regulations, consents and licenses on the project. I completed my undergraduate […]

Careerwise – COVID 19 Status Update on Placements

At Equate, we wanted to provide an update as to the status of the internships advertised via Careerwise for summer 2020.  As you will no doubt have guessed, a number of internships will not go ahead due to the current COVID 19 crisis.  This is largely down to the practicalities of remote working of students […]

Webinars: How we’ve made it work

At Equate Scotland, we have been delivering webinars for a number of years to help us reach more women and employers across Scotland. As events are, rightly, cancelled and more organisations are delivering content online in the current circumstances, we thought we would pull together some key points we have learnt along the way in […]

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: On Media and Public Speaking

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 […]