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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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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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