Women in architecture
AIA supports women in architecture through leadership development, career resources, and a highly engaged peer network. Explore all the ways you can benefit and get support for your career development.
Curated resources designed to make a difference
Women in architecture and design are a dynamic and influential segment in the profession, but when looking at leadership roles we also ask—where are they? AIA supports a diverse profession and part of this effort is supporting women with leadership development opportunities, career resources, and a highly engaged peer network. With this support, increasing prominence, and a greater sense of belonging, women are empowered to transform the architecture profession and leading change for future generations.
Events & programs for women in architecture
Women’s Leadership Summit
This annual event exists to support and empower women on their leadership journeys and break down the barriers that get in the way. It’s education, networking, inspiration, and the opportunity to connect with the industry’s largest network of diverse women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries.
Next to lead
This first-of-its-kind program supports ethnically diverse women who aspire to be AIA leaders. Next to Lead is a two-year program that follows an online curriculum and includes serving in a volunteer leadership role within AIA. women.
Resources for women & firms
Practical, evidence-based tools to advance women. Login required; free for AIA members.
A report on workplace experiences plus related resources for members & firms.
Tools to foster equitable, diverse, inclusive firm cultures & work environments.
Resources to identify & respond to sexual harassment at work.
Advice from AEC recruiter Nancy Horne.
Creating a healthy studio culture and work-life balance.
Insights from seven women elected to lead AIA
Three architects on firm ownership for women and minorities.
Seven courses from AIA’s annual sold-out event.
An intro to bias and bias interrupters in architecture.
Emerging professionals & senior architects discuss solutions to confronting discrimination & bias.