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Celebrate and encourage the success and leadership of women in the design community. Women in Design hosts an annual conference at ArchitectureBoston Expo and throws dozens of fun socials and interdisciplinary design programs.

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Committee Chairs
Barbara Nazarewicz / bnazarewicz@gmail.com
Kelly Haigh AIA / khaigh@designLABarch.com

Upcoming Events

March 7, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design-In: Mindfulness at Work

As Designers we spend most of our waking hours creating exterior spaces for others but how often do we look inwards to design our own inner space? It's easy to be consumed by daily tasks and lose focus of our inner balance. How can we design-in to be more resilient, creative and joyful? 

Spend an evening with us and make time to nurture your inner space and answer this question together.

In this interactive session, Architect turned Mindfulness Consultant Ishita Sharma will introduce simple tools to de-stress in your workday and lead us in a guided meditation.

Why Mindfulness at work? In the age of stress and distraction, we need to be present and centered to truly thrive at work! Mindfulness and Meditation cultivate our most precious resource- our inner space. We cannot control daily stresses and challenges, but we can learn to respond more consciously to them and stay resilient under pressure. Like any other skill, presence, resilience and creativity can be nurtured with training and practice. Join us to find out how!

Founder and Director of Come to Center, Ishita Sharma empowers individuals and organizations to thrive using Mindfulness, Meditation and Facilitation. She blends a decade of professional practice as an architect/artist and a lifetime of spiritual practice to personalize latest research and age-old wisdom to clients' contexts. Her clients include multinationals, startups and businesses in diverse sectors, non-profits, CEOs, scientists, designers and artists.

The event is FREE and open to the public. There will be light refreshments and time for conversation after the session so please RSVP for accurate headcount. You will also have a chance to win a free Mindfulness session for your whole office!

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Updates

Design-In: Mindfulness at Work As Designers we spend most of our waking hours creating exterior spaces for others but...
Greetings WID Community- We’d like to thank everyone who attended last week’s Steering Committee Meeting....
Join us for a Creative Goal Setting Workshop! While at some points in our careers, there are clear milestones to achieve...
All are invited to the We All Shine Holiday Event, an art show and benefit for Rosie’s Place hosted by Women in...
Join Women in Design Boston for second event in our Career Series! The average worker today stays at each of her jobs for...
WiD 2017 ABX Symposium Scholarships (4 available) Women in Design (WiD) celebrates and encourages success and leadership...
WiD Wednesdays are casual networking events that occur on the first Wednesday of every month with a focus on celebrating...
Dear WiD Community, The Fall Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 6 pm at the BSA. As always...
WiD Wednesdays are casual networking events that occur on the first Wednesday of every month with a focus on celebrating...
We are pleased to announce this year's recipients of the BSA Women in Design Award of Excellence!    Carol...

Past Events

February 7, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WiD Wednesdays are casual networking events that occur on the first Wednesday of every month with a focus on celebrating local design. WiD Wednesday...
January 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WID Steering Committee Meeting and Appreciation Event

Dear WiD Community,

Thank you all for an amazing 2017 that left us inspired and motivated to ask for more!  Please join us at the WID Steering Committee Meeting and Appreciation Event on Tuesday, January 23 at 6 pm at the BSA.  All are invited.

We will review the many initiatives that we began last year and hear from our sub-committees on their 2017 successes and 2018 goals. We will also be looking for your input and ideas for 2018, as we strive to continue celebrating and empowering women within our design community.

Light food and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP so we have an accurate headcount. We hope to see you there!

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December 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Creative Goal Setting for Women

While at some points in our careers, there are clear milestones to achieve such as licensure, or promotions, oftentimes, there’s no clear path ahead and we need to craft our own careers and set career goals. In this talk and min-workshop, Mia Scharphie of women’s career advancement training company, Build Yourself, will walk through how to set goals that are creative and motivating. You’ll learn frameworks and activities that can help you unlock inspiring and career goals that will guide you in your day-to-day, and methods to be ‘creatively strategic’ in optimizing the investment of your time. We’ll also look at common pitfalls that women face in setting goals and harvesting the fruit of their efforts, and how they overcome those pitfalls, and can have more of what they want in their careers. This session will also be especially helpful for women with multiple interests--We’ll dispel the myth that ‘if only you could narrow down’ you’d be successful, and give you a pathway to success that respects being interested in many things.

December 6, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WiD/IALD Charity Holiday Party

All are invited to the We All Shine Holiday Event, an art show and benefit for Rosie’s Place
hosted by Women in Design and the International Association of Lighting Designers New England Chapter.

Come celebrate and support local artists at work within the design community while enjoying holiday festivities at the BSA Space!

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October 17, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Women in Design Boston for the second event in our Career Series!

The average worker today stays at each of her jobs for 4.4 years, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that. That means that incoming employees could have 15 - 20 jobs over the course of their career. In this fast-moving world determining what path to take your career can be difficult to determine. By learning how to design your career and take charge of the direction you are heading we can learn how to be more satisfied by our daily jobs and how to reach our long-term goals. This year, Women in Design is exploring this topic with events and programming that will strategize career planning, explore career paths, and give us the tools to build our own personal brands.

Divergent Paths:

Career paths are rarely a linear ladder, but rather a jungle gym of events and opportunities. In this installment of Design Your Career Series, we would like to explore the various ways notable individuals in the design profession have navigated within the profession to define and achieve their goals. We will be hearing stories of inspirational women across the profession exploring opportunities within traditional practices as well as more uncommon paths that their backgrounds have helped create.

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