Build Back Better

(Photo from Constructionarium 2019). We seem to be living in an era of catchy straplines and headlines. Covid-19 has been full of those kinds of messages. Wash your hands. Stay home. Protect our NHS. Now, Boris Johnson has rolled out the…

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,…

Lesley Laird - Introduction from our new Director of Equate Scotland

Against the backdrop of the world of Covid-19, I am delighted to join Equate as its new Director – albeit for now remotely.  I am not the only new start – with two other new team members joining, Susan Lancaster and Jenny Lester, replacing…
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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.…
WOMEN IN STEM: An intersectional analysis of multiple discriminations

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.…
Equate careerwise

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…

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,…

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…
Please Wash Your Hands

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…
Logo: The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Knowledge Made Useful

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…

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…

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…