Women in architecture


Attendees at the Pre-Conference session at the 2019 Women's Leadership Summit

Women in architecture are a dynamic and influential segment in the profession, but when looking at leadership roles we also ask-Where are they? AIA champions a diverse profession and part of this effort is directed at women through leadership development, career resources, and a strong peer network. With this support, increasing prominence, and a greater sense of belonging, women are transforming the profession now and will continue to do so for future generations.

How To

Women's Leadership Summit Virtual Series

This virtual series for women in architecture is designed to help you advance in your career. Check out the webinars for 2020.


Women's Leadership Summit

The first AIA Women's Leadership Summit, organized by the Boston Society of Architects' Women's Principals Group with the support of AIA National, was held in Chicago in 2009.

Career and the profession

Women's Leadership Edge

In partnership with the University of California-Hastings' Center for WorkLife Law, AIA now provides members with access to Women's Leadership Edge.

Career and the profession

Architects commit to a future of equity and respect

AIA members are asking their peers to commit to a more inclusive field. At A’18 and beyond, architects raise their voices, share stories, and pledge to better the profession.

Career and the profession

Public sector offers advantages for small and women-led firms

An A’18 session raised awareness about inequalities facing women and small firm architects, and what public agencies are doing to help.

Firm management

Sheela Søgaard speaks to A’18 on the business of architecture

The CEO of Bjarke Ingels Group turned her Day 2 keynote at Radio City Music Hall into a 30-minute masterclass on the firm’s business model and growth strategies.

Career and the profession

Why equity is good for your practice

Equitable practice promotes the recruitment and retention of the most diverse talent and leads to stronger, more successful, and more sustainable practices.

How To

Guides for Equitable Practice

The Guides for Equitable Practice are a vital part of AIA’s long-term commitment to lead efforts that ensure the profession of architecture is as diverse as the nation we serve.

Harassment prevention resources

Resources for members to identify and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Joe Szurszewski