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Women’s Leadership Summit: Advancing Women in Leadership Positions

September 23 – 24, 2011
Kansas City, MO
7 LUs

2011 Theme: What is Your Definition of Success?

The 2011 Women’s Leadership Summit, a 2-day national conversation among the profession’s top female practitioners, will explore topics in Leadership and Design.

The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture.

Leadership expert and Harvard GSD speaker Julie Benezet will open the Friday discourse with a highly interactive session focused on what drives people to lead, the fears that get in the way and strategies for working through those fears.

A large focus of the Design discussion will be on design in the media. Saturday’s session will be held in the internationally-acclaimed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building, designed by Steven Holl. Keynote speaker Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief of METROPOLIS, will present a ‘Design Report’ on the current pulse of the industry, highlighting the firms, individuals and trends that are breaking new ground in architecture. Susan will then facilitate a dialogue with a group of experts and journalists, including S. Claire Conroy, Editorial Director of Residential Architect magazine, discussing ways to share your message with a growing audience.

Strengthen your brand and your network. Elevate your exposure and your reach. And grow your legacy beyond your practice.

Review the agenda for a more detailed look into what to expect during this energizing and inspiring Summit!

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Summit Goals:

Raise the Profile of Women’s Leadership in the Profession

Promote the Design Work of Women

Explore New Paths to Leadership

Mentorship + Leadership Succession

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    September 23 – 24, 2011
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
    (Host Hotel)
    4445 Main Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64111


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    Pre-Registration (before September 8): $175

    Late Registration/Onsite: $225

    Speakers – More to come!


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    Building Your Local Network of Women in Design | Wednesday, Sept. 7 | Webinar | 1 LU

    As we position our profession to become leaders in the new decade, the face of architecture must be more in alignment with the global talent pool. This session is an opportunity to learn how to express the importance of diversity and to explore the work being done across the nation toward the goal of equity in the design professions. Leaders from Women in Design Boston, Kansas City, and Denver, will present an overview of their organization’s initiatives. These Women in Design organizations were founded as an effort to promote the value of a widened perspective gained from the inclusion of women, racial minorities, and individuals with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. We invite you to learn more about our work and to join the dialogue!

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    Join the online community, Women in Architecture and Design, to support a national and international network of women in the profession. The goal is to share knowledge, interests, professional advice and support development of the next generation of the profession.


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