At our AIANY Women in Architecture April committee meeting, we discussed upcoming WIA events such as the May 18th May Committee Meeting & Workshop: How to Navigate Stress and Achieve Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health, as well as June 3rd: WIA Morning Leadership Talk with Elaine Molinar of Snohetta. We also highlighted events around town, recommended podcasts and articles, in addition to member announcements.

Afterwards, we were excited to welcome back our Dinner Roundtable event, after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Six groups, totaling 26 talented design professionals, headed to local restaurants and engaged in conversation centered around WIA’s four pillars: Design and Leadership, Professional Practice, Professional Development, and Workplace Culture. We had a great time sharing our career journeys, our hopes and goals for where we see the industry evolving, how we defend the value of our work, to how we can better support one another, while not being in an echo chamber.

We are very thankful for all of the participants who joined us, and we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at upcoming events. The April WIA Committee meeting agenda can be downloaded here.