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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

World Book Day – Equate Recommends…

Today is World Book Day and to celebrate we thought we would share with you a few of Equate's favourite books. At Equate we want to see more women studying, working and leading in STEM, but to do this, we must be recognise the contributions…

Is AI in recruitment good for diversity?

As recruiters start to rely more and more on automated technologies to select and hire candidates, Equate Scotland wants employers to be aware of the impact artificial intelligence could be having on the diversity of the candidates selected. Recruiting…

5 minutes with… A Software Developer

My name is Chloe and I joined Scott Logic, a software development company based in Edinburgh,  through its Graduate Programme. I benefitted from a fantastic induction programme, support from a mentor, and the opportunity to work on challenging…

5 Minutes With… Melinda Matthews Clarkson, CEO, CodeClan

The time is now for a career in tech. In Scotland the average salary for a Software Engineer is £46,209 and every year there are over 11,000 vacancies in the digital tech sector. This will only continue grow. Yet, women make up only 23% of…

Returnships – what are they and is it for you?

Returnships are on the rise and are helping hundreds of women across the UK get back into work after starting a family. According to the Women Returners Network there are 44 Returnship schemes being run in 2018. And research conducted by PwC…