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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…

Women in STEM: career tips and advice

Technology is the driving force of the modern world. It touches everyone’s lives – so it’s vital that women and men are equally represented across careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But still, most STEM…

A STEM countdown of 2019

2019 has been another busy year for us at Equate Scotland. Whether it is our high quality training events being delivered, or our policy influencing work to develop better gender equality interventions across the labour market in Scotland.…

Work with us to Transform Construction

Inclusive Value is a brand new online resource for the construction industry to support gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. Equate Scotland is working in partnership with City of Glasgow College, CSIC and Sir Robert McAlpine to…

Emma Carroll - Scottish Witchcraft Database

Careerwise placement student, Emma Carroll,  a fourth year Geology and Physical Geography student at the University of Edinburgh, has spent three months working during the summer to geolocate the place names recorded in the Survey of Scottish…

Milena's path to becoming a professional engineer

My name is Milena Zagulak and I’m a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Aberdeen and I joined Engineering Group in Marine Scotland Science (MSS) in July 2019 for a 12-week placement advertised on the CareerWISE placement…

FLS: sowing the seeds of the future careers of 4 women in STEM

During the June to August period Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS) hosted four women on student placements through advertising on the Careerwise programme. This is the second year of hosting placements in support of Careerwise that is designed…

Cummins: Building their talent pipeline through Careerwise

In 2018, Cummins were introduced to Careerwise via the Strathclyde Engineering Academy.  In summer 2018 they hired 3 interns via the Careerwise programme.  Impressed with the 3 students, they hired 5 further interns for summer 2019 - Rosie…

Careerwise Programme Hits Record High

Careerwise is the only internship promotion scheme of its kind in Scotland and the UK.  It is dedicated to increasing the participation of women working in STEM industries and professions.  Launched in 2014 and now in it’s 6th year, Careerwise…

Automation: The impact on women

This week, the Institute for Public Policy Research released their report and recommendations on the future of automation and its potential impact on gender inequality in the UK labour market. Across our work with students, women and employers…