2022 Women's Leadership Summit


The American Institute of Architects

A signature leadership event for architects & designers

This fall, we’re hosting one of the most forward-looking conferences of 2022 in Silicon Valley, the global center for tech and innovation.  At Women’s Leadership Summit 2022 (WLS), you’ll hear the stories that ignite us—how culture and equity leaders are translating ideas into action. You’ll meet—and learn from—women leaders on the frontlines of progress. And you’ll connect with a rich, diverse network of women who are breaking down barriers and manifesting the careers they want while making a difference in the world.  Your ticket includes four days of high-impact programming plus access to networking, wellness activities, architecture tours, and the opportunity to earn up to 14 HSW ǀ 29 AIA LU credits. 


Register with confidence

Due to COVID-19, we updated our cancellation policy to be more flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. 

Register between May 23 and August 26, and you’ll receive a refund, less a $75 service fee, if you need to cancel your registration for any reason through August 26.  


Hiba Bhatty, Assoc. AIA WLS emcee & architectural staff at Valerio Dewalt Train

Thursday, September 29

Zainab Salbi Humanitarian, author, journalist, & founder of Women for Women International

Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE Executive vice president & CEO of AIA

Friday, September 30

Jeanne Gang, FAIA Founding principal & partner, Studio Gang

Dr. Molly Wright Steenson  Vice provost for faculty and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE Executive vice president & CEO of AIA


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