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Opening Reception—IMPACT: Inspired and Inspiring—Women in Design Award of Excellence 20th Anniversary

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    Free and open to the public

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    Design Enthusiasts

Join us for the opening reception of IMPACT: Inspired and Inspiring—Women in Design Award of Excellence 20th Anniversary on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This special event is the first opportunity to explore the exhibition with the award winners while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail attire optional.

The year 2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of the WID Award of Excellence! For two decades, we have been inspired and astounded by the incredible Awardees. To mark this significant milestone, the Women In Design Community is curating an exhibition—IMPACT—to reflect, honor and share the collective impact the recipients have made on our broader community.

On display in the BSA Space Salt Gallery in the Spring of 2020, the exhibition coincides with International Women’s Day. It will be complemented by a range of programming that seeks to reinforce the qualities that are honored through the award: The award is presented in recognition of a person who has enhanced one’s own life in design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the design field and to the community at large.

The WID Award of Excellence was an initiative born out of a simple question—what might an awards program look like if it reflected the values of the women in the field? What emerged was an award that recognizes design excellence, but in equal parts journey and character. It considers how the Awardees impact the built world, and also how they use their position to positively influence those around them. It is about contributing in a way that is bigger than a single person.

Lead Exhibition Sponsors



Contributing Exhibition Sponsors

Cambridge Seven




Perkins and Will

Exhibition Supporters

BFS Business Printing

enviENERGY Studio



Leers Weinzapfel Associates



Studio Enee

Exposure Lighting