Entries by Sara Orr-Saiz

Steminists share your voice

At Equate Scotland we create spaces for #womeninSTEM voices to be heard.  Be it at women only events, through our student network Interconnect or workshops. We are now offering a new space for women to present their ideas and opinions on gender issues and/or STEM to a wider audience on our website as guest bloggers. […]

Returning to work in STEM

Returning to work in STEM Our programme kicked off in great style, with a one-day workshop for over 30 women at Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus on 9 May 2017. The workshop included: An overview of the Programme, including career clinic and placement details An introduction to The Open University ‘Returning to STEM’ online course […]

Women-only interventions: yes, no, maybe?

  Equate Scotland have launched a survey to explore attitudes around interventions aimed at women and/or girls. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who have concerns about such activities and/or who think there may be better approaches. People of all genders and backgrounds are welcome to fill in this questionnaire, providing they have (or […]

Tell your Equate Story

  Over the last 10 years we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of women as they developed their careers, through workshops, career clinics, coaching and our career enhancement programme. We know from talking with you informally that you have stories about the impact this has had on your life and career. Now […]

I’m Pretty Curious – Advertising STEM

In 2017, it could be argued that women and feminism have succeeded in their decades long bid for gender equality across most fields. However it would be incorrect to think the job is done. In the UK, women account for roughly 13% of the STEM workforce. Though it’s staggering how low this value is, what’s […]

The 2nd Annual Interconnect Awards

  Our second Interconnect Student Award goes to Laura Phillips from City of Glasgow College, an engineering student who has gone above and beyond to support and promote her women peers.  Amanda Allan of West College Scotland and Judith Abolle of Heriot-Watt University were also shortlisted for the award. The award was presented at our […]

SSE: Making Inclusion and diversity a priority

Can you briefly talk about SSE and what your role is there? SSE is one of the UK’s leading energy companies, our core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. We currently have 500 trainees progressing through their development programmes and we spend an average of £80,000 per […]

Can you help create a Digital Technology Mentoring Framework?

Girl Geek Scotland are keen to reach out to schools, organisations and individuals that have an interest in helping us to develop a Role Model and Mentoring Framework for Digital Technology to support school age girls across Scotland. This is a nationwide initiative funded by the Scottish Government through the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership […]

Are You A Women in Tech Star Employer?

Equate Scotland is working with Skills Development Scotland and Scotland IS to create a good practice guide on women in Digital Technology for employers across the sector. The guide will be accompanied by a series of webinars to support employers in implementing ambitious and tailored initiatives that will help them recruit and retain more women in […]

Seeking Employers for Women Returners Project

Equate Scotland is seeking employers in the STEM and built environment industries to participate in our Women Returners work-placement scheme. The scheme will support employers to offer paid placements to 40 women looking to return to STEM following career breaks. Interested employers should be keen to welcome more women into their organisations and able to […]