Equity in This Moment: Becoming an Ally

Equity is at the forefront of our national narrative. We look at equity within the field of architecture with questions that relate to pay and hiring, but also as an opportunity.

With that in mind and to support our commitment to equity, health, and wellbeing, we will host a virtual session providing an opportunity to learn about identity-based inequities, to discuss their impacts, and to explore what we each can do to combat oppression and injustice.

This is a 90-minute interactive session that will take a deep dive into equity issues. Attendees will gain greater understanding of, and tools to address, these issues. The session will include an overview, whole group reflections, breakout sessions, and a closing dialog.

Earn 1.5 LU|HSW

Register online.

Presented by AIA Potomac Valley and AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture.


WIA Coffee Chat

Join AIA Northern Virginia’s Women in Architecture community online for  casual conversation and connection before focusing for the day.

No agenda, just a relaxed Friday morning with your beverage of choice and some incredible friends.

Register online.

WIA Workshop: Small Talk, Conversation Skills, and Building Confidence when Meeting People

How often do you get into a conversation virtually or in person and you have no idea what to say – or even how to introduce yourself? Meeting people won’t end any time soon, so let’s dig in together!

Join us for an interactive workshop to flex small talk and conversation skills with Jen Brown, founder of The Engaging Educator.

Additional communication workshops will be held on May 19 and June 23. The workshop series is sponsored by Shalom Baranes Associates.

Learn more and register here.

Save the dates! WIA will be hosting two additional sessions scheduled for May 19 and June 23.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: A Facilitated Discussion

Presented by AIA Potomac Valley in collaboration with AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture.

This session provides an opportunity to learn about identity-based inequities, to discuss their impacts, and to explore what we each can do to combat oppression and injustice. AIAPV has retained Natalie Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, an expert in developing people and organizations to produce health through equitable policies, programs, and practices.

Learn more here

J.E.D.I. IRL (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Real Life)

As a follow-up to the WIA 2020 EDI panel discussions, the newly formed WIA J.E.D.I. task force invites you to join us for a series of informal off the record discussions of how firms are tackling J.E.D.I. initiatives. This open forum is for people to exchange ideas of how their firms are approaching J.E.D.I.

Register here.

WIA Coffee Chat

Join WIA for a casual chat over coffee or your drink of choice before starting the day.

No agenda, no games, just a chance to connect on a beautiful Friday morning.

Register here.

RWiD: Holiday Happy Hour & Give Away

Happy Holidays from Richmond Women in Design!
Your presents is requested! Join us  for a virtual mistletoast, where we can gather and celebrate the holiday season from a safe social distance.

But wait! There’s myrrh… this year we are also offering free RWiD holiday swag bags! Yule be sorry if you miss it!

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