‘Women in architecture — equitable practices: making architecture work for you’ is a two-part CPD event run by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Research demonstrates that, despite graduating in roughly equal numbers for at least the past two decades, the proportion of women active in the profession does not reflect this, particularly at the senior levels. Just as there are multiple reasons for this drop off, there are multiple ways to improve women’s participation and effectiveness in the workplace. Many approaches that will improve women’s participation will benefit all practitioners – flexibility, part-time work opportunities, clear career advancement based on performance, strategies around balancing work/life etc.

This session will begin with a panel of individuals working hard for change, in government, big, small and private practice, and will offer a range of personal and structural tactics that address the careers of women in architecture. The second half of the session will workshop ideas for equitable practice as well as tactics designed to make practice more effective.

Speakers are: Callantha Brigham, Government Architects Office; Lee Hillam, Dunn + Hillam Architects; Yvonne Haber, Yvonne Haber Architect; and Natalie Lane-Rose, Bates Smart Architects.

The session is chaired by Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady.

Time: 9.00am–12.30pm

Date: Thursday 15 August 2013

Location: Tusculum, Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney

3 formal CPD points
$65 members
$130 non-members

See here to register online.