Welcome to Women@Work

Making our voices heard: at home, at work, and in the community.

About Women@Work

From local community groups to board rooms and government, women are under-represented in decision-making processes. This is as true of the Highlands as it is in other parts of the country. This means that women’s views are missing from important discussions and decision making.

Women face barriers which limit their participation and prevent them from becoming more involved in civic and public life. In the Highlands these barriers include, but are not limited to, rural isolation, child-care issues, and low income. These prevent women from making a contribution and achieving their potential. We aim to remove these barriers and create opportunities for women.

The Women@Work project organises regular events in locations across the Highlands. These events provide a network of support and through them we aim to give women a voice in the home, at work and in the community.

We have seven Local Network Coordinators organising these events and through them we provide information and support,  offer opportunities to develop existing skills and learn new ones, and provide a safe environment in which women can grow in confidence, explore new ideas and connect with others.

Making our voices heard: at home, at work, and in the community.

Our Blog

3 Surprising facts about women in the workplace

Women are getting a lot more empowered in the workplace, but the level of empowerment and growth is slow as a snail. That is just one among a number of surprising facts about women in the workplace. Here in this article, we have explored some of the most surprising...

Jessica Martins

Editor in Chief

Hello, my name is Jessica Martins and I am the Editor in Cheif of WEA Women@Work which is Women empowerment blog.

I specialize in logo design, branding, web design and offer design services to businesses of all sizes around the world, ultimately improving their bottom line by crafting creative solutions to their business problems

More about WEA Womens@Work

The WEA in Scotland and England form the Workers’ Educational Association for mainland UK. WEA Scotland conducts it work under the same Governing Document as the WEA in England and is based in Edinburgh.  WEA Scotland delivers nearly 800 courses for over 8,500 students each year. We have over 1,200 members, six Local Associations and 400 partners across Scotland supporting our work.

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