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AIA Miami Women’s Leadership Summit 2020 “Riding the Wave”
Women in Architecture
The architecture profession has historically been male dominated. Today, approximately 50% of architecture students are women. However, only 18% of licensed architects are women.
AIA Miami Women in Architecture Committee works to support women architects at all stages in their profession through networking, mentorship, and educational sessions.
Riding the Wave
Since 2009, a national conversation for women in architecture and design has been held biannually, the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. AIA Miami’s Women in Architecture Committee began extending that conversation locally with the 2018 Summit, “The Wave of Change.” We will continue the conversation towards a more inclusive profession with “Riding the Wave,” in October 2020.
“Riding the Wave” provides a platform to celebrate and share the work of women leaders in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, while providing inspiration for professional and personal growth. It is a conversation on the challenges facing women if diverse backgrounds today in advancing their careers and achieving equity and inclusion in the A/E/C professions.
The industry is becoming more diverse, however more needs to be accomplished. WIA Miami brings together thought leaders from across the country to discuss Riding the Wave of activism and increased awareness, building upon existing momentum to advance inclusion in the industry. This conference will focus on leadership, mentorship, and inclusion – providing pathways for emerging professionals to capitalize on the changing environment, and how emerging and seasoned professionals can work together to build a more equitable profession.