Why We Need an Equity Committee

Kathleen Starghill-Sherrill, AIA, LEED AP
WIA Committee Co-Chair and 
President, AIABaltimore 2012

As all of you know, I have made Diversity and Education a priority with two goals in mind; to create a more diverse culture within the practice of architecture and to educate young people, especially those not generally exposed to the profession, about architecture and what it means to practice architecture. A recent study suggests that the number of licensed women has been decreasing. I believe this is partly due to a lack of support as well as education.

We welcome your valuable insights and experiences as we discuss the unique challenges that women face in the field.  Help us discover ways to better support and educate women who are facing obstacles – from balancing work and family to being treated fairly in the workplace.

Resources for Women and Minorities in the Architecture Profession

Websites

Books:

  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg

 

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