Reflections on Data Summit 2022

Reflections on Attending the Data Summit 2022

By Ellen Simpson, Watt Women The Watt Women in STEM society was invited to attend the 2022 Data Summit on the theme of “Hope” on the 3rd of November with tickets kindly provided by Equate Scotland. Other society members and I arrived…

Chilly Classrooms – No we’re not talking about energy bills

How can I get women to speak up in my class?   How can I create an inclusive training environment?   How can I stop feeling like an imposter at uni?   I was asked these three questions from three different people on three separate…
CareerHub Offer Sept 22

How Inclusive are your Job Adverts?

Equate CareerHub works with employers to make their job descriptions more appealing to women in STEM by removing gendered language and reducing unconscious bias.    How does unconscious bias affect recruitment?  Our background, personal…
Women in Data Science

“Inspiring and Career Defining” Reflections from June’s Women in Data Science Course

From 6-9th June, Equate Scotland in collaboration with The DataLab and Codeclan delivered another successful Women in Data Science online experiential learning event. Learners from all over Scotland joined us for the 3.5 day course, each eager…

Enabling NeuroDiverse Inclusive Scientific Careers Research

Enabling NeuroDiverse Inclusive Science Careers (ENDISC) was funded by the Natural and Environmental Sciences Research Council, which aimed to improve the inclusion of early career disabled and neurodivergent researchers based in natural and…
Reflections from Equate's Director

Signing Off: Reflections from Equate’s Director July 2022

Well, the time has come to sign off as Director of Equate Scotland. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to lead Equate Scotland through the past two years. The wonderful Equate team have time and again responded to challenges and risen…
STEM through an Intersectional Lens Conference

Reflecting on Equate’s Conference

'If there's no seat at the table, build your own table.'   We’re taking some time to reflect back on our ‘STEM through an Intersectional Lens’ Conference which took place on June 21-23. We were blown away by the quality of our…
ConStructEd group photo

“Good, Challenging, Experience of a Lifetime” Equate ConStructEd 2022

Equate ConStructEd 2022 - “Good, challenging, experience of a lifetime” (ConStructEd participant)  The Equate ConStructEd programme has now finished its fifth edition and continues to go from strength to strength. This year we were…
Reflections from Equate's Director

Reflections from Equate’s Director – June 2022

Reflecting on our 3-day online conference on Intersectionality, I want to first of all thank everyone who attended. And to also, prompt the question about those who were missing. Examining using an intersectional lens, as to why this topic is…

Insights from Equate’s Director – May 2022

Behave as though your Gran is watching... I’ve been struck by the number of people I have talked to recently who have been reflecting on the Covid lockdowns and reprioritising what is important in their lives. The simple pleasures of friends,…

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…