Sexual Equality - finding out more about your rights and sources of support:

Sex is a protected characteristic and the Equality Act 2010 sets out your rights in relation to this.  The websites below provide further information on your rights and support.

The Fawcett Society - Fawcett is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

Close the Gap - Close the Gap Scotland works on women’s participation in the Labour market.

The Equality & Human Rights Commission - information about your rights under the 2010 Equality Act.



When thinking of working for any employer it is a good idea to check out their website and find out more about them - what their values are and how they align with yours. Look at what they have to say about equality and diversity and find out if they have any positive initiatives relating to sexual equality. 

Target Jobs Diversity - find out more about your rights and gender positive employers.

Women only career events - access to information about careers related events for women only.

Where Women Work - find out where women want to work and why.


Sector Specific:

There are some sector specific initiatives which focus on under representations of women in their industry and some of these are listed below:

The WISE Campaign - campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering.  This also includes a jobs board for the sector.

Equate Scotland - equate works across Scotland with industry, academia, the Scottish Government and other public bodies to offer information, events and support to women working and studying in engineering, science, technology and the built environment.

Women in Technology - a job board where you will find vacancies being advertised (either directly or via the Women in Technology recruitment team) by firms and organisations that are showing a real commitment to increasing the number of female technologists working for them.

Women in Banking  & Finance - networking events, development programmes and leadership opportunities in the banking and finance sector.

Women in Management - now a known as CMI women, this is a network within the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The SEED Network - support for female entrepreneurs.

Women in Publishing - promotes the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.

Women in Film & Television - the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 13,000 women. 

Women in Journalism Scotland - networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists who work across all media in Scotland.

Law Society Women's Division - offers support and advice to all women solicitors and aspiring women solicitors, from trainees to retirees.