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2019 WIA Events

The WIA (Women in Architecture) is a subcommittee of the AIA Silicon Valley. Founded in 2015, the committee’s focus is on expanding equity, equality, and diversity in the profession of architecture. The WIA offers programs which empower and support women as they establish their professional identities, develop their career paths, and find their leadership direction. Gender serves as a gateway topic to addressing experiences of diversity - allowing a flexible and expansive focus on topics. These are addressed through our events as the committee members and event guests navigate their intersectional identities and the challenges of living and working in a complex socio-historic context, a dynamic economic and technological region, and a turbulent political climate.

The WIA is pleased to announce the 2019 events theme: Advocacy. The events will address topics in advocacy scaling from self-advocacy to advocacy for others and advocacy for the community. As the year progresses, conversations will explore how articulating experience and goals can impact individuals both professionally and personally. The ultimate goal of this year’s events is to promote a more diverse and equitable field by enhancing communication and empathy.

Join us at the events listed below to explore more about advocacy! Both members and non-members are welcome.

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Mentoring Program Kick-Off 2017

This will be a co-sponsored event with the AIASCV WIA, EPC, and AIASMC. Open to all experience levels!

We will kick off the evening with food, drinks, and time to mingle as a larger group. Then we will move into short rounds of one on one discussions, to find your match of like-minded folks. Each group will consist of multiple experience levels, so everyone has an opportunity to learn. Forms will be provided (if you have not received one already) to fill out a little bit about who you are and what you like, so we can help match you up with the perfect group!

*Existing groups that would like to remain intact will have the opportunity to meet separately during the one-on-one discussion time

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