Entries by Sara Orr-Saiz

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 […]

First Minister pledges support for Equate Scotland’s work

Equate Scotland have released Rising to the Challenge, a report with recommendations to increase women’s participation in STEM over the next ten years. The report is informed by a national survey, including views from over 1100 women, girls, educators and employers across Scotland. Highlights from the report Out of 1129 participants: Over 70% want regular […]