EVENTS: Scotland & UK

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.


Close the Gap

Public Sector Equality Duty Training - Gender & Employment

Glasgow: Wednesday 7 Sept 9.30am - 2pm

Venue: IET Glasgow, Teacher Building, Glasgow

Inverness: Monday 12 Sept 10.30am - 3pm

Venue: Eden Court, Inverness

Edinburgh: Friday 16 Sept 9.30am - 3pm

Venue: The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

Dundee: Tuesday 20 Sept 9.30am - 3pm

Venue: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee


Close the Gap are holding training on their new guidance to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment. The session will focus in particular on the following:

  • Gathering, using and publishing employment data;
  • Gender mainstreaming;
  • Using data to develop equality outcomes;
  • Calculating and using gender pay gap information; and,
  • Developing an equal pay statement, including occupational segregation information.

Engender will be joining the training in Edinburgh and Dundee to deliver an additional session on gender and service delivery. This will be a participatory session which will inform the development of their new PSED guidance on gender and service delivery. Lunch will be provided.

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Social Security: Dignified and Respectful?

Wednesday 21st September 17.30 - 19.30

Venue: Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh


Come along to this discussion to talk about how gender mainstreaming can lead to a better social security system for all, and what steps the Government should be taking to include women’s voices and experiences. Those with experience of the social security system are encouraged to attend. Open to all women.

Engender can cover travel and childcare costs and anything else that may be required, such as interpreters.

No need to book. Lunch provided.



Builing Your Talent Pipeline: internships and Returnships

7 September 09.45 - 13.00

Venue: City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, Glasgow


This half-day seminar aimed at employers in the engineering sector. The event will illustrate how to build your early and mid-career pipeline and support your talent management programme not just for the future, but the present. Participants will hear from employers engaged with Equate Scotland's internship and returnship schemes which exclusively target women – employers who, by widening their talent pools, are already reaping the rewards.

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Women STEM and the "F" word - A panel discussion and wine reception

23 September 19.00 - 21.00

Venue: Playfair Library Hall - South Bridge, Edinburgh


Equate Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Chemistry Department are hosting a wine reception and panel discussion on Women in STEM and the feminist case to increase the number of women in the industry.


The event will include discussions on how this issue fits into the wider economic inequality women face in society and what we can do to speed up the long process of equal representation in the industry. The discussion will be interactive with polling and q&a sessions along with contributions from our expert panel. You will hear about the wider context of women’s experiences in STEM and specifically within academia, as well as hearing about Scotland’s only Gold awarded Athena Swan department.

Speakers include: Professor Polly Arnold from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Abigail Marks from Heriot-Watt University and Anna Ritchie Allan, Manager at Close the Gap and Rachael Hamilton, Scottish Conservative MSP.

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Family Friendly Working Scotland

National Work life Week Scotland Conference

Thursday 6 October 08.15 - 13.00

Venue: DWF LLP, Glasgow


Family friendly working are holding a morning conference on family friendly working practices and the benefits they bring, the session includes practical ideas for how employers can take this forward in their organisations, how the different policies work in practice and how Family Friendly Working Scotland can help you implement flexible hiring in your own organisation. There will also be a panel featuring some of Scotland’s Top Employers answering questions.

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The Women's Centre

The Women's Pension Cuts Scandal!

Wednesday 28 September 10.30 - 14.00

Venue: The Women's Centre - Glasgow


Session on how women, especially those born in the 1950's, have been affected by the pension cut due to the rise in retirement age. Please register to come along.

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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