Courage calls to Courage everywhere

The Fawcett Society knows a lot about perseverance.   Not for nothing does the recently erected statue of Millicent Fawcett bare the words Courage Calls To Courage everywhere.  But it took Caroline Criado Perez to challenging the lack of…

Top tips to maintain a healthy mind whilst working at home

For many of us, our working lives have now changed significantly for the foreseeable future. Some of us are balancing working at home with caring responsibilities, as many of us are at home with our children and some of us are caring for our…
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How employers are supporting their workforce through COVID 19

Whilst the period surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic has been a challenge for many organisations and businesses, we have seen many examples of STEM employers taking positive steps to support their employees and keep them safe during this time.…

Hear from our 2020 Woman Student of the Year Winner  Zoe Davidson

At our 5th annual Equate Student Network Conference & Awards on March 4th Zoe Davidson, PhD Student at the University of Strathclyde was awarded the Woman Student of the Year Award. In our interview with her she talk's about her experiences…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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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…

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. …

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…