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WiD Storytelling for Design: It Takes a Village

Wi D Nov event
  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

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    Knowledge Community



A December 2018 New York Times article titled “Where are all the female architects?” described to a world audience a reality most practitioners are well aware of: while nearly half of architecture students are now women, there is a persistent gender gap for licensure and in firm leadership. While still an important question, it is just as critical to recognize the many women who are already leaders, and to share their stories as positive models to inspire a more diverse next generation of designers.

This year, the Women In Design Professional Development Committee brings you a three-part series of events on “Storytelling for Design,” looking at three different aspects of how crafting impactful stories can help us better convey who we are and make us more successful in our creative efforts.

For Part 3 of our Storytelling Series, join our panel discussion with a group of professionals whom architects communicate with in their daily work (clients, consultants, contractors, OPMs, etc). We want to have a dialogue with the “other side” as we craft our stories and our communication.

We welcome people of all genders, experience levels and disciplines to join us for this event.

Our storytellers for the evening will be:
Heather Taylor AIA, Campus Planner/Architect, Phillips Exeter Academy
Jody Staruk, Project Executive, Consigli Construction
Jennifer Pinck, President, Pinck & Co
Emily Hopps, Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Panel Moderators:
Michelle Miller AIA, designLAB
Stacey Chapman, Sasaki
Marisa Nemcik AIA, Cannon Design

Find us online:

Twitter: @widboston
Instagram: @widboston

To learn more about Women in Design, visit