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,…

Career Clinics Boost Confidence and Knowledge

We interviewed Jenny MacLean and Jane Brown, two incredible women who recently attended career clinics. We asked them about their backgrounds, the issues they explored and the benefits of attending the sessions. Jenny was a mechanical engineer…
CAS

Internships Aid Company Growth

Chris Ellis, Chief Technical Officer of Computer Application Services, hired student Emma Fairgrieve after her successful Careerwise summer placement in 2015. We interviewed Chris to find out more about CAS’s work, why they participated in…

Women Into STEM: How Employers Can Take Action – Workshop Sign Up

A seminar on taking practical, lawful steps to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries in Scotland. This free workshop will explore the practical, lawful steps you can…
Equate Scotland

Free Career Clinics Available Now

Career clinics are our free one-to-one service for women at any stage of their STEM career. They can be used for any career-related support and are tailored to you and your circumstances. Sessions are run by Helen Whitham, our qualified careers…
Equate Scotland

Mavis Amadi: Engineer, Mentor and Ambassador

Mavis Amadi is a chartered engineer, a STEM ambassador and a mentor to young women. Nominated as one of the top 50 female engineers in the UK, Mavis has had an incredible journey. We asked Mavis about her career to date, including her advice…
Equate Scotland

Careerwise develops industry ready graduates

34 female STEM students from various Scottish Universities completed Careerwise placements in summer 2015.  The 2015 Careerwise Annual Review is now available showcasing the highlights and impacts from the successful 2015 placement round. Demand…

Interview with Stefanie Wilson

Finalist of the 2016 Interconnect Student Award and PhD Student in Biological Sciences at Abertay University What inspired you to pursue a STEM career? Science was always my favourite subject growing up so when it came to choosing what degree…

How to engage young women in STEM

Having run two large schools projects since 2014, Equate Scotland has learned what works for employers looking to engage young women in STEM careers.  In 2014, Equate Scotland ran a work-experience programme to encourage young women at secondary…

Work placements: building your talent pipeline

Careerwise is seeking employers in the science and tech sectors to offer summer placements to women studying STEM subjects at Scottish universities.  The Careerwise scheme, now in its 3rd year, has consistently equipped women students with…