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In honor of Women’s History Month, the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee is convening a panel of esteemed women in the design industry to discuss their contributions to the built environment and the profession. Speakers will also explore the varied experiences of being a woman in the architecture profession, touching on workplace dynamics, career trajectories, and personal lives. Firm leaders will provide insight on tools women can use to equip themselves at every stage of career progression.

Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA, Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; Professor Emerita, University of Washington; Author, When the Ivory Towers Were Black
Hayes Slade, AIA, IIDA, Principal, Slade Architecture; 2019 President, AIA New York
Isabel Castilla, Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Danei Cesario, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, Associate, Array Architects

With commentary from:
James Crispino, AIA, Director of Health and Wellness, Gensler
Brian Kaplan, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate Director, SOM
Douglas Wyatt Hocking, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, KPF

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AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee
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