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…

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.…

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…
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.…

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…
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…

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…