Equate, the organisation which focuses on bringing more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths is holding a series of free evening seminars, designed to help women join the boards of Scotland’s enviable array of public sector bodies.
The workshops take place in Edinburgh and Dundee later this month:
- 20th February, 2017; 6pm 7:30pm, Equate Scotland Offices, Edinburgh
- 27th February, 2017; 6pm 7:30pm, Abertay University, Dundee
Here’s the background from Equate…
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop yourself and your career? Wanting your voice to be heard whilst making a real difference? Keen to expand your network, build your experience and develop your skills? Then a position on the Board of a public body could be just what you are looking for.
Public bodies are involved in a huge range of activities, from specialised areas such as crofting or legal aid to education, sports, tourism, health and social care. In Scotland, regulated public bodies are responsible for spending over £ 13.5 billion of public money each year. Boards are most effective when made up of people from different backgrounds with different skillsets. It’s therefore critical that our public bodies reflect the whole of our society. To achieve this, they need to get applications from a broader range of people with new ideas and perspectives.
These seminars, run in partnership with the Scottish Government, Public Appointments Team provide an introduction to board appointments and what is required to obtain one.
For those who want to take things further, there will be a one day follow-on course, at the in Edinburgh on the 28th March.
If you have any questions about the course above or our other career development opportunities for women, please contact Allison Johnstone, Equate Scotland, on A.Johnstone@napier.ac.uk