AIA Women’s Leadership Summit

Reframe, Rethink, & Refresh

Join AIA national and AIA Minneapolis for the largest leadership event in the US for women in architecture! Women’s leadership Summit is three days of high-value educational sessions, candid conversations, and wellness activities designed to help you refine your leadership skills and accelerate your career growth.

You’ll hear from inspirational women leaders including Debbie Millman, curator and host of the Design Matters podcast; Priya Parker, founder of Thrive Labs; and Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Harvard professor and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect.

Invest in yourself and your career—register for the Women’s Leadership Summit today!

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You’re Invited

Please join all Virginia and Maryland chapters of the AIA in welcoming guests to the biennial AIA Women’s Leadership Summit at the Host Reception on Thursday, Sept.14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at AIA National Headquarters.

Enjoy meeting old friends, networking with new colleagues, viewing several exhibits showcasing the work of women architects, shopping in the AIA Bookstore and touring the historic Octagon House.

Tickets are $60. This event is expected to sell out quickly.


Women’s Leadership Summit Call for Presentations

The 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit will be held September 14-17 in Washington, D.C.  for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture.

The Summit is part of an ongoing national conversation for women in architecture. Goals include: raising the profile of women principals and leaders in the profession; sharing and promoting the design work of women; exploring new paths to leadership; learning from each other regarding issues and challenges.

The Committee wants to make sure that a wide range of people have an opportunity for their ideas to be considered. We not only encourage your direct participation, but we ask you to please encourage the participation of other people you know who would be compelling as speakers.

Seminar proposals will only be accepted through an electronic form. The call for seminar proposals is now open. Information is available at:!speakers/fjlru If you would like to submit a proposal the submission form is available at!proposal-form/fij6b  We really need to receive submissions before the end of July to keep on schedule.

2017 Women’s Leadership Summit in Northern Virginia

The AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture Committee has been selected as the host for the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2017!

One of nine groups submitting proposals, the selection committee selected Northern Virginia because of the incredible scope of collaboration, both locally and regionally, to host the Summit. WIA has reached out to chapters in the Region of the Virginias and the Mid-Atlantic Region to collaboratively plan the Summit.

Watch for more details and opportunities to volunteer soon from AIA Northern Virginia.

Article courtesy of AIA Northern Virginia Sept/Oct 2015 Newsletter