We invite you to participate in a workshop investigating the modern design workplace: what makes it work for women, and what doesn’t? With an attrition rate of almost 50% of female architecture graduates, we want to understand why women might choose to leave the field, and what changes would enable us to stay. We want to know what elements of an office culture, practice, benefits, and space are important to you, what your ideal workplace would include, and what aspects make a career in architecture unsustainable.

Join us in a visioning session where we will explore how a workplace can support women in architecture. The intent of this workshop is to gather input from women working in architecture and related fields (construction, engineering, interior/industrial design etc.) in Vancouver to create an overview of both the barriers we face and assets we seek. This conversation is part of a larger initiative to catalogue women’s values for a workplace and publish a guiding document on how workplaces can support women entering and remaining in architectural fields. (All contributions will be anonymous).

6:00 – 6:15: check-in
6:15 – 7:30: Workshop discussion
7:30 – 8:00: Social

Please be sure to arrive by 6:15PM as we will give away any remaining reserved spots at that time. If the event is full at your time of registration you may join the wait-list.

When: Thursday November 22, 6:00PM
Where: Spaces, 151 W Hastings.
Cost: $5 Entrance fee

Tickets will be released November 15th at 12:00 pm.

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