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WiD Storytelling for Design: Origin Stories

Wi D Storytellers
  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Professional Development



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 in licensure and among firm leadership. It is 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.

Join us as we ask a panel of talented architects to share their story. How did their personal and professional path define their worldview and shape their contributions to the built environment? Following the presentation there will be opportunities for networking and discussion.

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.

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

Our storytellers for the evening will be:
Mimi Love - Utile, Principal
Janette Blackburn FAIA - Shepley Bulfinch, Principal
Anda French AIA - French 2D, Principal
Christina Marsh AIA - Atelier et Alia, Principal
Jessica Bessette AIA - Arrowstreet, Senior Associate

Find us online:

Twitter: @widboston
Instagram: @widboston

To learn more about Women in Design, visit