Shortlisted nominee of the 2014 WISE Employer Award
13 November 2014
The Roslin Institute is the research division of the Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The Institute’s Career Track Fellow scheme and mentoring scheme nurture and support the next generation of principal investigators and have helped ensure a healthy pipeline of women at this level. In partnership with Equate Scotland, the Institute is establishing Scotland’s first organisational coaching programme for women in STEMM. It also provides funding for additional childcare costs incurred by staff attending scientific conferences, supports compulsory equality and diversity training with an annual workshop, and ensures 50% of seminar speakers are female. The percentage of female professors (26%) has doubled within the past 6 years and is almost twice the national average for biosciences.