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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

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.

Updates

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...
For August's WiD Wednesday, we'll embark on a WiD-guided walking tour of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. We...
Women in Design in collaboration with the Women’s Principal’s Group is facilitating a nine month long mid-...

Past Events

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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October 4, 2017 | 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 - Creative Conversation @ The Museum of Fine Arts

Get inspired this October with Women in Design at the MFA!  We will start with a guided introduction to the new Rothko works on display, followed by exploration and drinks & conversation at the New American Cafe in the courtyard.  

Wednesdays are 'pay what you wish' night at the MFA, so there is no required entry fee.  Meet at the Huntington Avenue entrance and look for someone wearing a red WiD button!

Time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 6-8pm
Start: At the Huntington Avenue Entrance. From there we'll head upstairs to Gallery 260 where the Rothko Paintings are located.
Finish: After the tour, we'll continue the conversation at the New American Cafe.

 

September 12, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WiD Steering Committee Meeting Dear WiD Community, The Fall Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 6 pm at the BSA. As...
September 6, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For September's WiD Wednesday, we are featuring the plaza at 888 Boylston Street, recently completed by a local landscape architects Mikyoung Kim Design. The plaza connects the new 888 Boylston office tower, Eataly Food Court, and the existing Prudential Retail Arcade. Join us to explore the space and learn more about the ideas behind the unique sculpted planters and color-changing weather features.

 Mikyoung Kim Design is an award winning international landscape architecture and planning firm in Boston, and a past recipient of the WiD Award of Excellence. For the past twenty years, they have crafted an exceptional body of work, spanning a wide range of landscape typologies throughout the United States, East Asia, and the Middle East. Their projects have created culturally significant places that serve as a powerful tool to heal and enliven the public realm.

We will begin outside at 888 Boylston Street. Afterwards we will continue the conversation at Eataly.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/VPHMZ6

WiD Wednesdays are casual networking events that occur on the first Wednesday of every month with a focus on celebrating local design.

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