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Women in Design @ Architecture Exchange East

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Join us for a half-day program curated by leaders of Women in Design and Women in Architecture committees in Virginia.

9 a.m. | Panel Discussion
The COVID-19 pandemic amplified inequities experienced by women and other marginalized voices in the profession. But, it also revealed opportunities to create healthier, more supportive firm cultures. How did your firm support staff pre-pandemic? What is it doing now? What should it stop doing? What does it aspire to do moving forward? What lessons can we learn from each other?

Mel Price, AIA | WPA
Lisa Cochran | Dewberry
Kim Smith, AIA | VMDO
Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, AIA | Little Diversified Consulting

Moderated by Theresa del Ninno | Maginniss + del Ninno Architects, PC

10 a.m. | Coffee/Tea Break Discussion
Facilitated by 
Becca Mezny, AIA | Mezny Group

10:45 a.m. | Panel Discussion
As they’ve advocated for a seat at the table, women have learned lessons that could help open doors for other marginalized professionals. How can we use those lessons to help create a more diverse and equitable profession? How do women outside of firm leadership advocate for themselves and their colleagues?

April Drake, AIA | HDR
Barbara Benesh, AIA | B. Grace Design
Kelley Holmes, AIA | Quinn Evans
Josephine Arbaugh, AIA
Katherine Williams, AIA | Katherine Williams Architect

Moderated by Kathy Galvin, FAIA | Galvin Architects

Tickets to Women in Design at Architecture Exchange East 2021 are free with a suggested donation to AIA Virginia’s Hampton University Scholarship Fund Campaign.

Donate online or text GIVE or DONATE to (202) 410-2150

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November 1
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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