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Gender equality: from industry to politics

Interview with Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity This January, we spoke with Lorna Slater who was appointed in August 2021 as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity. We were keen to hear from her not only as a member of the Scottish Government but also as a […]

How to gain in-demand skills?

Upskilling and reskilling opportunities with The Open University The Open University’s annual Business Barometer 2021 report reveals that there is a skills shortage in nearly two thirds (62%) of businesses in Scotland and 59% of Scottish businesses say they have struggled due to the skills shortage. The report also mentions that the demand for microcredentials […]

Free CV support for women in STEM

Helping women in STEM prepare for that next career move. We recognise that writing a CV can be difficult for several reasons. It requires a great deal of self-reflection and can be overwhelming even when you have been through the process of updating it several times throughout your professional career. But why is it so […]

Emma’s journey into Tech

The importance of role models for women in STEM The Dell Technologies STEMAspire Program is back in Scotland this November. Established by Dell Technologies it aims to connect women STEM students to women professionals to give them role models to identify with, helping them to successfully transition to the professional world and start building a […]

4 reasons to consider diversity job boards

Recruiting in STEM: the benefits of targeting specific groups as part of your recruitment strategy Skill shortages mean that employers must now look at different talent pools to attract people to their organisation. We know that the process of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce can be a bit overwhelming for employers, especially in a […]

Women’s journeys in Civil Engineering

Last month, we had the opportunity to speak with Balfour Beatty, a leading international infrastructure group and long term supporter of Equate Scotland and Women in STEM! We heard from some of their talented employees in Scotland including Joy Blackburn (Emerging Talent Specialist), Martyna Widenska (Graduate TW Design Engineer), and Itziar Cores (Graduate Civil Engineer). We […]

The Changing Face of Construction

Building a diverse and inclusive sector to support the transition to net-zero carbon The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net-zero carbon targets by 2045. To better apprehend the changes that we are currently seeing in the industry, we spoke with Douglas […]