Tag Archive for: women in STEM

Outlook on the future of STEM with Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University were one of the sponsors of Equate’s ‘STEM through an intersectional lens’ conference. To mark this, we spoke with Professor Nazira Karodia, Vice Principal Learning & Teaching at Edinburgh Napier, to learn…

The need for a diverse workforce to deliver on Net Zero

SSEN Transmission is the electricity transmission owner for the north of Scotland, playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future by developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero. Allie Walker, HR Business…

‘Celebrating Life Everyday, Everywhere’

If the name of the company does not ring a bell to you, some of Diageo’s iconic brands will: Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Guinness… to only name a few. Diageo produce a collection of over 200 brands –…

A Deep Dive into Careers in the Energy sector

The rapid transformation occurring in the energy sector is creating a window of opportunity for today and tomorrow’s workforce. The energy transition and path to net-zero are shaping the future of work in the sector, with a goal not only to…

‘My life in tech – from the Micro to the Metaverse’

by Anne Widdop. I was first inspired to start a career in technology when personal computers were in their infancy, the first ‘Apple Mackintosh’ was a few years away and the internet was decades away. My dad had been given a BBC Micro and…

What are STEM employers looking for in 2022?

Last February, we hosted a Meetup on employability skills with STEM Industry experts from Diageo, IBM and, SSEN Transmission. We talked about the top employability skills in the job market, how to best stand out, the dos and don’ts of CV building,…

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…

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…