STEM Strategy Launch– Embedding gender equality

Today, the Scottish Government launched the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland, Equate Scotland has been involved in the development of the strategy along with a range of experts from the industries and across education. The full…

My Journey to Engineering with Equate Scotland

Heather Bruce, 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering student, had the opportunity to speak at a recent national conference on future skills with Equate Scotland's Director. Read her full speech about her summer placement with CareerWise and why opportunities…

Employers tapping into returning talent

Our Women Returners Programme got underway in May 2017 and already women returners are back on track with their careers. Three women began paid placements in July and August; two with Scottish Power and one with EDF Energy.  A further two…

2017 Scotland Women in Technology Awards

We are delighted to announce that Scotland Women in Technology will be hosting the inaugural Women in Technology Awards in 2017 and nominations are now open! The first of its kind for Scotland, this event will showcase the vast amount of…

Edinburgh Napier University is recruiting!

Vacancy: Dean of School – Engineering & the Built Environment Edinburgh Napier University is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our School of Engineering & the Built Environment as Dean of School.   This prestigious role…

Struggling to recruit STEM skilled graduates?

Careerwise is a highly effective summer internship scheme aimed exclusively at women studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. Careerwise needs more employers to get involved…

Get Some Monster Confidence

This blog is by Amanda from Stemettes, an organisation supporting girls across the UK to enter STEM.  What is #MonsterConfidence? #MonsterConfidence is FREE day with a packed schedule of career workshops, inspirational talks from role models…

Careerwise : 3-Year Project Review

Careerwise is designed to encourage employers to create 8 to 12 week paid placements in the STEM sectors, exclusively targeted at women who are currently studying at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Launched in 2013, the project has completed…

MA Connect – An evening of networking

In a room in central Glasgow buzzing with the energy of so many women STEM apprentices last Thursday evening, you could be forgiven for forgetting that gender segregation in STEM Modern Apprenticeships is stark. With around 15,000 companies…

Why I wrote Inferior

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, among others. Her blog tells us…