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Strengthening the Female Voice in Architecture

May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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There have been many recent articles and books written about women balancing work and life, and being urged to “lean in” to their careers. The field of architecture is especially challenging for women as they navigate waters in what has traditionally been a man’s world. One key ingredient in achieving success is their ability to communicate effectively with their male colleagues and clients. On May 15, join us for an evening that will explore various aspects of female communication styles and discuss the intended and unintended consequences of our verbal and non-verbal messages. Be prepared to work in small group discussions that will key into methods of strengthening one’s communication skills – vital to both personal happiness and career success.

Cheryl Duvall, FIIDA, LEED AP is a frequent speaker on various topics, including change management, innovative office design, and work-life fullness. She is Founder of Avancé, LLC, a consulting firm linking workplace design with organization development (www.avancellc.com). Her services cover a wide range, from one-on-one coaching of design professionals to leading strategic visioning for corporate headquarters projects. She holds a Masters in Positive Organization Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelors in Interior Design from University of Maryland. Prior to forming Avancé in 2001, Cheryl was Senior Vice President of GHK Associates and the firm’s only woman shareholder. She led the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices after their acquisition of her 12-year old firm, Duvall/Hendricks, Inc.

Light refreshments sponsored by the verve partnership, llc, will be available.


May 15, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm