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STEM through an Intersectional Lens – Equate Annual Conference

June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Intersectionality Conference

Equate Scotland welcomes you to our online annual conference, where this year’s theme is STEM through an intersectional lens 

Inequalities in Scottish society have been exacerbated and made more visible by the global pandemic, particularly for women and people from marginalised groups. Research shows that women have had to shoulder the burden of caring duties and familial responsibilities while navigating a precarious job market in industries that are resistant to their inclusion. This situation is made even more impossible for women and non-binary persons with a disability, from a racialised minority background or who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.  

Women continue to be under-represented across the STEM sectors in Scotland, making up 19% of the engineering workforce, around 10% of construction professionals, and only 10% of senior managers across the STEM sectors. On top of this, overlapping inequalities that affect women and non-binary persons from diverse backgrounds continue to be overlooked and dismissed. In order to create an efficient and progressive STEM labour market, we need to transform cultures and workplaces so that everyone can thrive, regardless of their identities.  

With that in mind… 


Join us for an online, interactive 3-day event where we explore these issues of intersecting inequality and collaborate on how to improve them in the Scottish STEM sectors. With some exciting keynote speeches*, a variety of panel and workshop sessions, and lots of opportunities for networking & connecting, this is an event for anyone with an interest in the equality landscape in STEM.  

Details of our FREE conference are: 

  • Where: Online (Zoom) 
  • When: Tuesday 21st-Thursday 23rd June 2022, 10am-3pm each day  
  • Who: Anyone & everyone working/studying/trying to get into STEM in Scotland 
  • What: Exploring intersecting issues of inequality, from challenging discrimination in the workplace to navigating flexible work 

  Register interest here 

*to be announced soon! 


We are eager for our Equate Annual Conference to signify a shift towards a more inclusive and accessible conference format. Therefore, our conference development has been informed by an intersectional feminist framework that promotes social justice in the online group experience. We will share details of this intersectional feminist framework post-registration.