By the end of the year, the Salary Disclosure Law for New York City will go into effect. This means that firms will be required to list minimum and maximum salary when advertising a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity.
In the spirit of this change, the AIANY Future of Practice Committee invites you to attend an open discussion that looks at how design firms can practice more transparently. During this program, Mel Price from Work Program Architects and Elizabeth Paul from The Martin Agency will present on how their firms already engage in pay transparency, as well as general operational transparency, while also addressing the benefits and challenges that come with operating their firms under this mantra.
Elizabeth Paul, Chief Strategy Officer, The Martin Agency
Mel Price, AIA, Principal and Co-Founder, Work Program Architects
About the Speakers:
Elizabeth Paul is the Chief Strategy Officer at The Martin Agency, a global creative agency headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Best known for their work for brands like GEICO, OREO, DoorDash, UPS, AXE and Old Navy, Martin holds the distinction of back-to-back Agency of the Year by AdWeek (only the third agency to do so). As CSO, Paul makes sure Martin embraces every chance and challenge to lean into its mission of fighting invisibility. She authored the Visibility Brief, an open-source tool to check bias blind spots and illuminate insights to broaden marketers’ perspectives. Paul was named AdAge’s CSO of the Year (2021) and Campaign U.S.’s Strategist of the Year (2020). She is also chair of the Strategy Committee for the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
Mel Price is Principal and Co-founder of Work Program Architects (WPA), an architecture and urban design practice located in Norfolk, Virginia. Key focuses of WPA’s work include placemaking in urban areas, sea level rise, and coastal resilience design. WPA has been a financially transparent and open-books company since inception, and Price believes strongly in pay transparency as a tool to build diversity and equity within the firm. She specializes in community outreach, always finding ways to bring polarized and highly charged groups of stakeholders to common ground where good design and development is embraced by the community. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and is the past-Chair of the AIA Small Firm Exchange.
This event is offered in virtually. If you register for an online ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.
AIANY Future of Practice Committee