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…

2nd Interconnect Award celebrates inspiring women into STEM

  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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…