Equate Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Chemistry Department are hosting a wine reception and panel discussion on Women in STEM and the feminist case to increase the number of women in the industry. We will be discussing how this issue fits into the wider economic inequality women face in society and what we can do to speed up the long process of equal representation in the industry. The discussion will be interactive with polling and q&a sessions along with contributions from our expert panel. You will hear about the wider context of women’s experiences in STEM and specifically within academia, as well as hearing about Scotland’s only Gold awarded Athena Swan department.
Speakers include: Professor Polly Arnold from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Abigail Marks from Heriot-Watt University and Anna Ritchie Allan, Manager at Close the Gap and Rachael Hamilton, Scottish Conservative MSP. Wine and canapes will be served.