Lesley Macniven

Project Officer – Women Returners

Lesley leads the Women Returners Scotland project to support women to return to roles in STEM. The programme also allows employers access to this talent pool of qualified, experienced women

Before joining Equate, Lesley was employed by two FTSE 100 companies and an Edinburgh University in business roles then as a Leadership Development practitioner.  She has 16 years’ experience in talent management, organisational change and employee engagement to deliver organisational strategy. Lesley was involved in the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Aurora Programme, as a role model and institutional champion, to attract more women into leadership roles in academia.

As well as working at Equate, Lesley is completing a Masters in Creative Writing.  Her specific interest is Creative Non-Fiction, telling stories about real women’s lives.