On September 27th, the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee held their first hybrid monthly meeting since February 2020. After eighteen months of virtual programming, it was wonderful to host many familiar faces and new members at the Center for Architecture.

To commemorate the much-awaited return to in-person meetings, the committee shared the results of the 2021 AIANY WIA Programs and Events Survey. Arielle Lapp and Vasudha Mittal from the AIANY WIA Media Communications team shared statistics and feedback gathered from a hundred of our members. Suggestions included increasing the number of mentoring and networking events (which will hopefully be possible again in the coming months!) with preferences for panel discussions, small-group meet-ups and outdoor activities! We were glad to hear that our members’ favorite past events included our Leadership Breakfast series, Speed Mentoring, and the Women’s Initiative Group Forum. It was also interesting to note that 40% of our membership have spent more than two decades practicing architecture, and that 65% are licensed architects. You can view and share the complete survey results here.

We would like to thank all our members for taking the time to fill in the survey and for sharing their thoughts and suggestions, which help us tailor and organize resources to better support our members and allies.

For WIA’s upcoming events, good reads, related events across town, and relevant topics shared at the meeting, please view our September committee meeting agenda here.

We would also like to call out to interested volunteers to email WIA@aiany.org (opportunities are listed on the last page of our agenda) for the upcoming Nov. 19 Design and Practice Exchange that we are co-hosting with the Boston Society of Architects Women in Design committee.