In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.



Gender Matters: Equality and Inclusion Through Care Conference

Tuesday 13th October 10am - 4pm

Venue: The Lighthouse, Glasgow


Over the past two years, Engender has been working with Professor Kirstein Rummery to examine how care policy could be used to achieve gender equality, and what Scotland could learn from care policies around the world.

This conference will examine issues such as childcare and long-term care, and how these impact on gender equality, with input from expert speakers.

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Feminism, Womanism and Intersectionality: An evening of film and discussion

Venue: Glasgow- GMAC

Venue: Edinburgh- Room G.06 University of Edinburgh


Join Engender, CRER (the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights) and CEMVO (the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organsitions) for an evening of short films discussing the history of black women’s movements, campaigns for trans and gender equality, and the need for intersectional feminism. The films will be followed by interventions from an expert panel and an audience discussion.

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Who runs the world? Women's representation in public life

Thursday November 12 2015 09.00- 17.00

Venue: MacDonald Hotel, Edinburgh

The Women 5050 campaign, working with Engender, is hosting the first national conference on women's political representation in Scotland. Join Engender for an inspiring and enlightening conference which will get to the heart of why women are not afforded equal opportunities in public life, and how we can campaign for change.

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Cupcakes and comedy- Women 5050 fundraiser

November 12 2015 18.30

Central Edinburgh TBC

Join Women 5050, Engender, and a fantastic line-up of comedians for an evening of laughter and feminism.

All proceeds will go to the Women 5050 campaign for equal representation.

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Using flexible working to build a productive and engaged workforce

11 November 2015- 09.15- 13.00


Venue: Glasgow: IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

This bespoke seminar is aimed at employers in science, engineering, technology and built environment sectors that are keen to explore flexible working and understand more about how this could work in practice within their own organisation, and bring substantial business benefits.

Speakers from CIPD and BAE will provide insight and evidence about how flexibility is good for business along with the practicalities of managing a flexible workforce. Sarah Jackson OBE, Chair of the Judging Panel of the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards, will share her top tips for entering the 2016 Awards.

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WISE - Women in Science and Engineering

A wide range of events across the UK from small workshops through training courses to major conferences. See more information