Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2015 – “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” So the saying goes and continues that women in any workforce do everything men do, yet have to struggle up hill to succeed in a male oriented industry.
In its first ever symposium dedicated to women, AIA Los Angeles brings women in architecture to the spotlight. Motivated by The American Institute of Architects’ effort to re-position itself as a more equitable organization (and inspired by AIA San Francisco’s annual conference The Missing 32 % Project), AIA|LA is coordinating a design symposium that will highlight best practices in women leadership in design. The symposium will also serve as a forum to hear from emerging professionals who are currently navigating the pathway towards a successful career.
The 2015 POWERFUL symposium will feature inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation.
We are asking a diverse array of women professionals to share insight about their achievements in art and design, as well as, a greater understanding of the challenges they’ve overcome relative to the notorious glass ceiling of the architecture and design profession.
In partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography, join AIA|LA on February 27, 2015 at Skylight Studios in celebrating women in Architecture and become inspired by their stories.
AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA's membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry.