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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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WIA TED Talk Screening

  • Anderson Brulé Architects 325 South 1st Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

Want to learn how to get more people to pay attention when you’re speaking? Interested in improving your presentation skills? Join the WIA’s viewing of Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk about improving your body language. All are welcome, so bring a friend or colleague! The viewing of the TED Talk video will begin at 6pm, following a short introduction by the committee. After the screening, we will break into smaller groups for a constructive post-talk discussion and workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Did you know, the way you are sitting right now could change the way people think of you without even knowing it?

In this talk Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and expert on non-verbal behavior, delves deep into the idea of body language. She reveals how much our body language affects how we are perceived by the people around us, and even the impression we have of ourselves.


*Complimentary admission, food and refreshments will be provided


Earlier Event: July 22
Women In Leadership Breakfast
Later Event: September 28
Quarterly Event #4: P.A.M.