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. WiRES is currently hosted by Close the Gap.

Edinburgh Meet-up for Women in Renewable Energy

The Newsroom, Edinburgh

January 15, 6.00pm-8.00pm

*No registration necessary*

WiRES members Claire Addison, Sarah Caraher, and Gail Watt are organising a series of meet-ups in Edinburgh. 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.

The next Edinburgh meet-up is being held at The Newsroom in Edinburgh on Thursday 15 January 2015 at 6pm.

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 does 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



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.

Everybody Needs a Coach

5 February 2015 - 18:30

Equate Scotland

Equate Scotland and the Women's Engineering Society are delighted to invite you to an upbeat event that will explore how coaching and mentoring can help you to develop your career and fulfil your ambitions.

Want to improve your work /life balance?

10 February 2015 - 12:00

Equate Scotland

We understand it’s difficult to make time to attend workshops in person so we hope we can sneak into your work space for 60 minutes to create some ‘me’ time!

CVs, applications and interviews

21 February 2015 - 10:00

Equate Scotland

Thinking about a change of job or looking to get back into a career in SET?

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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

Career Development Programme for Women in STEM

Four day course spread over 3 months starting in February 2015
Delivered by Skills 4

Support for women in middle management to move on to the next level. The programme equips participants with the tools and confidence to showcase and achieve their potential. Find out more


Scottish Women's Convention International Women’s Day 2015

The SWC International Women’s Day event

Saturday 7th March 2015 in the Scottish Parliament

12.30pm - registration and lunch

If you wish to register your interest in attending this free event please do so either by emailing: or telephoning 0141 339 4797


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