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2018 WIA Events

This year’s WIA events theme is “structures of power”. These “structures” can be internal or external; they can be psychological, societal, spatial, or digital. We hope that, through this year’s events, we will gain insight into the social and cultural structures we work within, and how to negotiate and balance moments of leading with moments of following. The cycle will be split into three parts:

  • Structuring Self (Spring) – how to design and develop a career for yourself
  • Negotiating Structures (Summer) – strategies for advancement and communication
  • Expanding Structures (Autumn) – connecting with industries, events, and topics beyond architecture

Join us at the events listed below to explore these power structures with us.

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Negotiating Compensation with Confidence Breakfast

  • Biltmore Apartment Community Center 10159 South Blaney Avenue Cupertino, CA, 95014 United States (map)

Join WIA Silicon Valley for an informational presentation on the topic of compensation negotiation. Enjoy a casual and comfortable breakfast while Project Director at Taylor Design, Mani A. Farhadi, shares her story of how the WIA network was instrumental during compensation negotiations. Taylor Design Director of Development, Laurie Dreyer, will speak more in-depth about salary negotiation, the elements of total compensation, and how to mix the two.

Laurie brings a wealth of experience in employee development and recruiting given her time with Gensler, Anshen & Allen (now Stantec) and Ratcliff. She will share salary resources and statistics during this interactive workshop.

Registration is limited so sign up now!


Saturday, 6/30/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Biltmore Apartment Community Center
10159 South Blaney Avenue
Cupertino, 95014
United States

Contact: Dasha Ortenberg

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