Insights from Equate’s Director – April 2022

Why is it still all about sex, power and class? On good days, we talk about a progressive society and workplaces, and how far the rights of women have progressed but then two events in the last week make us recalibrate a very different reality. It’s…

Insights from Equate’s Director – March 2022

There are two halves to my column this month - considering the unexpected, and the unconventional. As the war unfolds in Ukraine, we quickly have come to recognise the inspiring leadership being shown by President Zelenskyy. The phrase “Cometh…
Breaking the Bias: International Women's Day 2022

Breaking the Bias: IWD 2022

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is ‘Breaking the Bias’, so it seems appropriate to reflect on what bias is and how it impacts every aspect of our lives. It is impossible to discuss issues of inequalities without…

Joan Davidson Fund Reopens

Joan Davidson Round 4 Grant Applications are Open! Who was Joan? Joan Davidson was an advocate and supporter of women and girls’ journeys into STEM. She had been with Edinburgh Science for 12 years as Head of Learning and stood out for…

Insights from Equate’s Director – February 2022

The Computer Says... I have just returned from holiday with friends in a warmer, sunnier place (just had to get that in), where my only stress was keeping myself right on the various documents and protocols required pre and post departure. …

Women’s Healthcare: the current Scottish Landscape

Women’s healthcare: the Scottish landscape today On the 12th of February, it was International Women’s Health Day. Considering the burdens that have been adversely placed on women throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the heightened stress…

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Women in STEM

February is LGBTQ+ History Month, with this year’s theme as ‘Blurring Borders’. To celebrate we wanted to highlight the incredible achievements of LGBTQ+ women in STEM from history through to the modern-day. However, in reflecting on…

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

Today, February 11, marks International Day for Women and Girls in Science. There are so many incredible achievements from women scientists to celebrate and champion on this day. Pioneers like Sarah Gilbert, Tessa Lambe and Catherine Green…

Fully funded ‘Creating Diverse Workplace’ series in February and beyond

Funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council, Equate Scotland, the Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE), and The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) are partnering to deliver the Increasing…

Insights from Equate’s Director – January 2022

Are you a New Year’s resolution maker, starting the year with refreshed hope and vigour?  My friend, a dedicated gym goer hates this time of year, as her workout space is invaded by New Year “fitness wannabees.”  However, her assessment…

Women Returners’ Data Science Course

Equate Scotland is partnering with Code Division (@codedivision_uk) to deliver an 8-week training programme supporting women returners to reskill and upskill in Data Science. This course is funded by Skills Development Scotland on behalf of…
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Insights from Equate’s Director – November 2021

The 25th of November marked the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The fact that in 2021, we still need such a campaign seems tragic, but unfortunately there is still so much to do…