The Women in STEM working group took oral evidence from a range of stakeholders via sectoral discussion for and held a public consultation from 30 June to 19 August inviting written evidence to the following questions:
What do you see as the opportunities and challenges facing the STEM workforce in Scotland today?
What do you see as the current barriers to the recruitment, retention and progression of women in the STEM workforce?
What steps are being taken within your organisation and/or sector to enhance the career options and progression routes for female staff members?
What further steps could/should be taken within your organisation and/or sector, including any specific policies and practices?
More generally, how could the potential of women in the STEM workforce be more effectively and efficiently realised? Who would be responsible for implementation and what support would be required?
Do you think there needs to be any changes to existing employment law? If so, in what areas?
Are you aware of any existing resource that is effective in addressing the under-representation of women in STEM?
Ann Henderson, Assistant Secretary (Policy & Campaigns), STUC
Stephen McCrossan, National Officer (Education and Equality), EIS
Muriel Mackenzie, Research & Policy Officer, ESEP Ltd
Allison Johnstone, Project Officer, Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET
Dr David Watt, Director of Institute of Directors Scotland
Scott Reid-Skinner, Equal Opportunities Manager, Scottish Enterprise
Katie Hutton, Head of Local and National Government, Skills Development Scotland
Hugh Lightbody, Team Leader National Business Gateway Unit
Dr Stuart Fancey, Assistant Director Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council
Dr Emma Perfect, Chief Scientific Officer and Managing Director, LUX Assure
Dr David McLean, Global Technology Manager UK, Syngenta Crop Protection
Dr Janet Halliday, Director of Research and Development, Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland)
Dr Jo Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, AvantiCell Science Ltd
Prof Alan Murray, Head of School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Prof Lesley Yellowlees, Head of School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
Prof Alan Miller, Deputy Principal (Research & Knowledge Transfer), Heriot-Watt University
Professor Sue Scott, Vice Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Judith Masthoff, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
BAE Systems Surface Ships
British Pharmacological Society 'Women in Pharmacology' Committee
Chevron Women's Network, Aberdeen Chapter
Close The Gap
Dr Catherine Berry
Dr Emilie Combet
Dr Janet Moxley
Edinburgh Mathematical Society and London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Committee
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Institute of Physics
Institution of Civil Engineers - Scotland
Research Councils UK
Royal Society of Chemistry
Scottish Agricultural College
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Scottish Funding Council
Semta, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Skills Development Scotland Ltd
Society for Endocrinology
Society of Petroleum Engineers (Aberdeen) Another Perspective Committee
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The James Hutton Institute
The Open University in Scotland
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The Science Council
University of Aberdeen
University of Abertay Dundee
University of Dundee
University of Glasgow
University of Strathclyde
Mark Wild and Pauline Ward