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This week there is news on skills shortages, guidance from the EHRC and details of an event organised by WINNET8, a partnership project linking Scotland with Europe in tackling occupational segregation.


WINNET 8 Inspiring enterprise for women in Scotland

Tuesday 8 March 2011, 915pm-245pm, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Women represent 28% of business start-ups in Scotland. This event is for practitioners, managers and policy-makers who support business growth and wider enterprise and economic development initaitives. Speakers include Jim Mather Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Tanya Ewing, British Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 and Brian Smail, Business Gateway.


Skills gap 'hits finance growth'

Scottish Investment Operations suggest that graduates are 'ill-equiped' to work in the sector.

Exclusive: Skills warning as building jobs lost

Warnings over long term loss of roofers, masons, bricklayers to the sector.

New public sector equality duty guidance launched

The guides are for public authorities in England and for bodies with non-devolved functions in Scotland and Wales. Separate Codes and guidance on the equality duty will be available from the Commission for public authorities in Scotland (Mid-February) and in Wales (April) to coincide with the publication of the specific duty respective regulations.

EHRC have published new guidance on using the CEDAW convention

Poor work-life balance hinders women in senior roles

'New' University of the Highlands and Islands

The UKRC stays open for business

WISE and the UKRC unite for gender equality

The UKRC and WISE see this as a positive step to offering an integrated 'all-age' approach to tackling the challneges facing girls and women studying and working in SET.

Girls asked to think up future of ICT

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