Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Friday Event

In this panel discussion, we’re looking at the critical area of tackling the workforce gender gap. The issue of gender inequality across many sectors, particularly STEM, is well known. In this webinar we’ll look at how employers can tackle this issue, and how it is now even more important than ever. On our panel we’re delighted to welcome: • Lesley Laird, Director at EQUATE Scotland • Marguerite Adam, Equality Executive at Skills Development Scotland • Sara Dodd, Digital Business Strategist at Heriot-Watt (formerly Director at CodeClan) Hosted by Lynne Somerville, Business Relationship Manager at Heriot-Watt Graduate Apprenticeships. In our discussion we’ll look at: • An overview on the challenges facing current gender landscape in Scotland • What positive action employers can take to create a more gender balanced and diverse workforce • Sharing some real employer examples of how they tackled the gender imbalance in their workplace • What employers should consider when tackling the gender imbalance and how Graduate Apprenticeships can help with upskilling/reskilling and bridging of skills gaps Other panel members include: Sam Rhynas from Girl Geek Scotland and Emily Mason from WATT Women in STEM.

David Aaron