During our January Committee Meeting, WIA made a special announcement, introducing the new incoming WIA Co-Chair, Wells Megalli, AIA, LEED AP, who joins Co-Chair Rosalind Tsang, AIA. Immediate past Co-Chair Vivian Lee, FAIA, will transition to the WIA Advisory Board and Arielle Lapp, AIA, is the outgoing WIA Media Communications. We thank Vivian and Arielle for their many years of service to the WIA Committee! Following the Committee Meeting announcements, Wendy Friedmann, founder of WF Success Coach Inc., a high performance coach, mentor, and former business executive, presented a workshop on ‘Building a Personal Foundation for Success.’ In the interactive session, Wendy introduced her coaching framework, which includes four pillars of success: clarity, focus, strategy, and accountability. Wendy works one-on-one with creative women in many fields, including architecture and design.

Wendy’s workshop was a wonderful way to kick-start our year focused on positivity, progress and goal-setting! Attendees spoke with Wendy about the challenges many women face on the path to their goals. One woman who attended wrote: “[Wendy] was able to empower us and remind us to be kind to ourselves. I especially resonated with her advice to minimize distractions and to go through life while having grace for yourself.”  We are grateful to Wendy for her time and sharing with us proven tools and techniques to build confidence and become the most productive, focused version of ourselves. Her advice was motivating and empowering. Thank you to everyone who attended!

The WIA Committee will meet next on Thursday, February 15. Please enjoy the WIA January Committee Meeting Agenda here, and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Thank you all for your support.