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

Think Business Think Equality launch

Friday 28th August 4pm to 6pm

Venue to be confirmed (Glasgow City Centre)

Close the Gap is launching its Think Business, Think Equality online self-assessment tool which is designed specifically for small and medium businesses and organisations.

The free online tool enables employers to self-assess their employment practice, and provides tailored advice and guidance the ways in which their business can benefit from gender diversity.

Delivering workplace equality makes good business sense. Having fair and flexible working practices allows you to attract and retain the best talent, reduce recruitment and training costs, and it makes your business more productive, more innovative, and more profitable.

The new online tool will be launched in Glasgow along with our new Think Business, Think Equality promotional films. You will also be able to hear from a business owner who has used the Think Business, Think Equality tool.

Refreshments will be available.

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Commission on local tax reform

Help shape the future of local tax - Workshop with Women's Groups

September 7, 2015, 13.00 – 16.00

Glasgow Caledonian University

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The Commission on local tax reform wants to hear from women about what they think might be a fairer way to raise the £2 billion presently collected from council tax in Scotland.

The event will last around 2.5 hours and will involve you taking part in an interactive discussion. Members the Commission will also attend to hear your views first hand. Refreshments will be provided.



Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings

26 August 2015 - 10:00


Venue - The Vine, Dundee

Host - Equate Scotland

One day career development course looking at the 'sticky floors' and 'glass ceilings' which can prevent women making the most of their skills, knowledge and abilities. See more:

Who can attend?

Women qualified or working in engineering and advanced manufacturing.

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Career Enhancement Programme

30 September 2015 - 10:00



Host - Equate Scotland

A free three day course designed for progressing women working in engineering and advanced manufacturing, taking place over three days between September and December this Autumn.

Find out more about the programme, or book for this event


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