At Equate Scotland, we have been delivering webinars for a number of years to help us reach more women and employers across Scotland. You can find a list of our upcoming events and training here, or find out more about our bespoke training here, or watch a selection of our webinars below.

In conversation with Sarah Murray

Equate Scotland was delighted to host the keynote speaker of this year’s Equate Student Festival: Sarah Murray, Orion Vehicle Integration Project Lead at NASA/Johnson Space Center. Ms. Murray told us about her career, her experience in NASA and tackling inequality in STEM. She also spend almost an hour answering questions from the audience.

Read her full bio here.

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Equate Scotland Directo Lesley Laird joined the panel of this joint event between CSIC, the Make it Smart HUB and DIveIN initiatives. This webinar explored how businesses from anywhere, large & small, can attract more talented, skilled and valuable people through inclusion.

Find out more about the support we offer employers here.

Your employment rights during COVID 19 in partnership with Morton Fraser

This webinar covers information on your rights regarding:
– Furlough and redundancy
– Financial support for self-employment
– Rights for parents and carers
– Self-isolation and sick pay
– Returning to work and health and safety

Led by Sarah Gilzean Senior Associate in Morton Fraser’s Employment Law team.
Sarah is an accredited specialist in employment law and has particular expertise in discrimination and equal pay. Sarah is highly regarded in the sector as a discrimination lawyer and is Convener of the Law Society Equalities Law Reform Committee and Secretary of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association.Sarah acts for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the public and private sectors. She gives practical, easy to understand advice and is focused on achieving her client’s objectives at all times.She regularly advises in relation to senior exits, TUPE and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, contractual disputes, whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay and industrial relations. She appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and training seminars on employment law and discrimination topics. Sarah is considered an Associate to Watch in Employment law by Chambers and Partners.

Change Management and Worklife Balance

COVID-19 has meant adjusting to considerable change in our personal and work lives for all of us; changes in where we work, how we work, and even if we work. Many of us are navigating these changes while juggling other pressing and new commitments in our lives, whether that be home schooling and entertaining children, caring for those isolating or shielding, or taking on voluntary roles in our communities. For some of us it might be that we feel more isolated and without the connections we usually have. It is important to create a space for ourselves to process and consider the impact of these changes, as well as think about how we can best manage them.

In collaboration with master certified coach and Leadership Consultant Lee Chalmers, Equate Scotland is offering a free webinar for women in STEM to take stock of the changes that have impacted on their lives. The webinar will provide opportunity to:

– Understand how times of uncertainty, ambiguity and change impact your leadership/ability to do your job

– Identify strategies to manage change for yourself and others

– Share and hear top tips for managing work life balance under lockdown