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

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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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.



Take Action To Recruit Female Apprentices

11 September 2015- 09.30


Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Rd, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY

Equate Scotland and Fife College are holding a free half-day seminar to support employers and training providers to recruit and retain female talent in engineering and construction, through apprenticeship pathways.

The session aims to confirm the importance of positive action and looks at strategies to encourage a wider pool of young people, in particular girls and women, to consider engineering apprenticeships. The session is aimed at engineering employers, training providers and those responsible for recruiting, training and managing apprentices.

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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.

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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