Provocation Author – Women and Girls in Digital Spaces and Industries

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DR JULIE MCELROY Dr Julie McElroy is a disability activist with a PhD in Assistive Technology. She is an emerging leader with an ambition to contribute to a global presence of assistive technologies for those in need for reasons such as age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage outcomes. She was inducted into the Scotland’s… Read more »

Case Study – Small Technology Foundation

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Small Technology Foundation – Laura Kalbag     The organisation was co-founded by me, Laura Kalbag, and Aral Balkan. We started our work in 2014, aiming to create ethical and sustainable alternatives to the dominant “Big Tech” whose funding models usually rely on profiling people and monetising their personal data.   Technology is so integral… Read more »

Case Study – Can I Play That?

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Can I Play That? – Courtney Craven   Can I Play That was founded as a media outlet to highlight the work of people with disabilities in the gaming industry and serve as an information hub for disabled gamers and game developers to learn about game accessibility.   We aim to be the source for… Read more »

Case study – Equate Scotland

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Equate Scotland     With the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic Equate Scotland sought to provide additional learning opportunities for women studying/working in STEM, and career changers whose studies or employment had been impacted by the pandemic.   In July 2020 Equate Scotland launched a new experiential learning programme to engage key collaborative partners… Read more »

Case study – BCSWomen Scotland

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BCSWomen Scotland    BCSWomen is the group focused on women and girls in technology within BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It originated in 1998 when Prof Sue Black OBE realised that the experiences she had when trying to build her network in the industry were not because she was lacking in social skills but… Read more »

Provocation Author – Women and Employment: Post COVID-19

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Provocation Author – Women and Employment: Post COVID-19   Anna Ritchie Allan, Close the Gap Anna Ritchie Allan is Executive Director of Close the Gap, Scotland’s policy advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market equality. She participates in a range of employer equality advisory groups, external policy working groups related to women and work employer,… Read more »

Case Study – One Parent Families Scotland

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One Parent Families Scotland: Kats’ Story   One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is the leading organisation working with single parent families across Scotland. One Parent Families Scotland provides single parent tailored information, support and advice, and campaigns with single parents to make their voices heard to encourage positive policies for single parent families.    Employment and… Read more »

Case Study – CBI

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Confederation of British Industry (CBI): Race at Work Action Plan   The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is an organisation that speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors. Our corporate members together employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of private sector-employees. With offices in the UK as well as… Read more »

Case Study – NUS Scotland

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National Union of Students: Challenges of 2020   NUS Scotland represents the interests of over 500,000 students, that’s 10 per cent of the population of Scotland! We work to promote, defend and extend the rights of students in colleges and universities, along with apprentices. NUS Scotland was set up in 1971, making 2021 our 50th… Read more »

Case Study – Engender

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#WomenCovidScot   At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, #WomenCovidScot was established as a way for women in Scotland to share their experiences of lockdown, furlough, unpaid care, and other issues. Through submitting stories anonymously on our website, or on social media, #WomenCovidScot provided a way to highlight the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on… Read more »