EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

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.

Women in Renewable Energy Scotland (WiRES)

WiRES is a network for women working, or who would like to work, in the renewable energy sector in Scotland. Our aim is to support women's participation in the sector through information, education, and networking opportunities.

Pelamis Wave Power Ltd., Leith, Edinburgh

August 29, 10.00am-1.00pm

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We are pleased to organise a site visit for women to Pelamis Wave Power, the world’s most advanced wave energy technology company.

We will hold a presentation/Q&A session, followed by a tour of the facilities, including Control room, Fabrication bay, and Component testing/hydraulics bay.

Please register your interest below. The agenda will be confirmed in due course.

Networking Event

September 25, 12.30pm-2.30pm - Edinburgh

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We are delighted that Judith Patten will attend our September event in Edinburgh which will be an opportunity for networking and information sharing in a relaxed atmosphere.

Judith is the founder of All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, and winner of Scottish Renewables' Outstanding Contribution award 2012.

Venue and agenda will be confirmed in due course.


Engender hosts a range of conferences, seminars, round-tables and discussions to explore women’s inequality, and share strategies to challenge it.

Some of events are members only, but all are welcome at their public events.

Gender equality, the referendum and beyond

Scottish Youth Theatre, Forsyth House, 111 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3TA.

August 30, 2014, 10.30 – 12.30

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

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Engender is joining with our friends at Close the Gap, Electoral Reform Society Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid to hold a second 'constitutional cafe' on gender equality and the independence referendum, on 30 August.

Inspiring Women

Inspiring Women events bring Engender members together to consider and discuss feminist issues. They are women only spaces, and give women the opportunity to talk about their own ideas and perspectives.

Inspiring Women: masculinities

September 20, 2014, 11.00 – 13.00

Room 3, STUC, Glasgow

Masculinities and men are not the same thing. Masculinities refer to gender relations, the position of men and how people engage with that position. It is a commonly held belief that masculinity is innate and cannot be changed but there is significant evidence that there are multiple masculinities and that these change over time and that they are subject to influence.

This session gives Engender members an opportunity to reflect on the predominant masculinities in Scotland to day and how feminists can best engage with theories and practice around masculinities.

Only members can book this event. If you are a member of Engender, please sign in now to book.

Inspiring Women: Pornography and new media

The rise of the Internet and increased use of social media has provided millions of consumers with the opportunity to purchase and view pornography almost anonymously, and to share and abuse personal images.

November 15, 2014, 11.00 – 13.00

The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

This session offers an opportunity for Engender members to discuss the implications and consequences of pornography in the digital age.

Only members can book this event. If you are a member of Engender, please sign in now to book.


Established in 2006, Equate Scotland is Scotland’s expert in gender equality in the fields of science, engineering, technology and the built environment. Based in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University we work across Scotland in education and employment.

Helping female engineers and their employers realise their full potential

This Autumn: A free three–day Career Enhancement Programme designed for women working in engineering and advanced manufacturing.

Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Day 1: 30 September 10am - 4.30pm

Day 2: 30 October 10am - 4.30pm

Day 3: 26 November 10am - 4.30pm

Jointly organised by Equate Scotland and Semta (the Skills Sector Council for Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing), the Career Enhancement Programme is a free three-day course, designed for women working in these sectors.

It provides in-depth career development one day a month over three months, focusing on:

  • identifying achievements and strengths
  • building skills for effective communication
  • unlocking leadership potential

The programme provides opportunities that will benefit both employers and employees from the engineering/advanced manufacturing sectors.

Find out more about the programme

Apply for a place

Scottish Women’s Convention Referendum Conferences

Do you have enough information to make an informed decision?

Have the two campaigns addressed your issues?

This is an opportunity for women to engage with YES Scotland and Better Together representatives in their local area.

Saturday 16th August, 10am - 1pm, Orkney

Come along and ask your questions to both campaigns.

If you would like to attend any of these events or would like more information please email

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