Events in Scotland

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.


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. WiRES is currently hosted by Close the Gap.

Meet-Up for Women in Renewable Energy

These events will give WiRES members the opportunity to meet and network with other women working in renewable energy on a regular and informal basis.

Glasgow Meet-Up will be held at:

Horton's Bar and Kitchen, Glasgow

Friday 7th November – 5.00pm-7.00pm

Friday 5th December – 5.00pm-7.00pm

*No registration necessary*

Edinburgh Meet-Up will be held at:

The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thursday 13th November - 6.00pm-9.00pm

*No registration necessary*

The meet-ups are open to women working, or who would like to work, in the renewable industry in Scotland, from all sectors, occupations, and career levels.

Please note that WiRES do not provide any food or drinks at these meet-ups.

If you are interested in starting WiRES meet-ups in your own city or region, do get in touch at

Save the date: Networking event in Aberdeen

Thursday 4th December 6.00pm-8.00pm

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Join us for an evening with speakers, drinks & canapes, and plenty of networking opportunities for women working, or who would like to work, in the renewable energy sector in Scotland.

Please register your interest below and we will confirm more information in due course.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Site visit to The Hydrogen Office & FRIC at Energy Park Fife

The Hydrogen Office, Methil

Wednesday 3rd December, 9.30am-1.00pm

We are very pleased to offer our members the opportunity to visit The Hydrogen Office and the Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) on 3 December, 9.30am-1pm (approx.).

The Hydrogen Office and FRIC are part of Energy Park Fife in Methil, a manufacturing and research zone on Scotland's east coast, encompassing a 54Ha manufacturing site, Methil Docks, Methil Docks Business Park and the site of the former Methil Power Station. Another highlight in Methil is the Samsung Heavy Industries 7MW offshore wind turbine which is currently being tested on the site.

This free WiRES site visit will include transport from the train station to the site, a networking lunch, and presentations and a guided tour by representatives from the Hydrogen Office and FRIC. We will also have the opportunity to visit a viewing platform to see Samsung Heavy Industries' prototype offshore turbine.

More information and the agenda will be added in due course.

Please book your place below and we will update you with more information in due course.

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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.

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.


Engender's 2014 AGM

Thursday 20th November 2014, 18.00 – 20.00

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

We're getting together with our members on November 20 to share what we've been up to over the past year, to discuss our new constitution, and to let members know our exciting plans for the next year.

All are very welcome to take part.

To find out how to nominate someone to the board click here, to read our proposed revised constitution click here.

If you would like to take a more active role in Engender, then you can read more about membership here.

Hidden Voices: Experiences of Violence for Disabled Women

Wednesday 26th November 2014,10.30

The Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow

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As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, this event is being held to consider disabled women's experiences of violence.

This event is for disabled women but will also be attended by service providers and academics.

The aim of the event is to:

  • Present results of UK report 'Access to Services for Disabled Women who Experienced Violence'
  • Generate lively discussions, between disabled women and service providers in Scotland
  • Consider the support structures needed to protect and support disabled women
  • Provide a forum to discuss vision and mission of a network for disabled women in Scotland

This event has been organised in partnership with Dr Sonali Shah, Inclusion Scotland, Rape Crisis Scotland and Shakti Women's Aid

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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

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