This committee, started in 2014, has formed to promote a strong future for the architecture profession by advocating for women in architecture through recognition, networking, professional development, and mentorship.

The goals of the committee include advocating for women in the architecture profession by

  • Providing mentorship and networking opportunities

  • Advancing women in leadership positions through advocacy, professional development, and dialog about cultural change in the profession

  • Increasing the visibility of women by celebrating past and present professional contributions

  • Researching issues relevant to the retention of women in architecture and developing best practice recommendations for architecture firms

These goals will be reached through a variety of methods, including

  • AIA Minnesota convention presentations

  • Mentoring and networking opportunities

  • Research study: focus on retention of local women in the profession

  • Panel discussions

  • Project show-and-tell tours

  • Participation in the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit

Co-chairsKaitlin Schalow, AIA and Katie Merten, Assoc. AIA
Co-chair elect: Angela Varpness, AIA
Staff liaison: Sheri Hansen
Meeting date: Third Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm