Entries by Equate Team

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 […]

Looking Back at the Women of STEM in 2016

  January 2016 – For the first time in history, NASA’s class of astronauts are 50% female. In 15 years they could all be part of an expedition to Mars. Read more. February 2016 – West Lothian College launched their first women-only course to encourage girls into STEM. The 16 week course includes industry visits […]

Interview with Sarah Stenhouse – Tech Entrepreneur and Director

We interviewed Sarah Stenhouse, digital marketing entrepreneur and Business Development Director of Instie, a remarkable new service for finding and using images online. Tell us about Instie – what does your company do? Have you ever lost a full day searching for that perfect image from stock photography websites, and never actually finding one that […]

Investment in Women STEM Returners project

This week Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training announced that the Scottish Government will be investing in Equate Scotland’s original women STEM returners pilot. The Scottish Government will provide funding of almost £50,000 to support women with STEM qualifications back into the STEM sector after periods of absence from paid employment. Earlier this […]