On February 23, 2023, the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee hosted the in-person AIANY WIA Practitioner-Student Winter Mentoring Session after 3+ years in hiatus due to the pandemic. Mentorship is one of WIA’s core programs, and we filled The Center for Architecture with an energetic group of 34 CCNY, City Tech, NJIT, and NYIT students and 34 accomplished women practitioners. Each mentor was paired with one student and provided constructive feedback on the student’s resume and portfolio. The mentors also offered valuable advice and guidance, shared their personal journeys, and answered questions about entering the architectural profession and what it is like to grow and practice as an architect.

We want to thank each of the school’s coordinators for encouraging their students to participate and helping us with the registration. We are sincerely grateful to all the wonderful mentors who took time from their busy schedules to help pave the pathway for this young, talented generation of future architects.