WID: Meaningful Mentorship
Brought to you by AIA Women in Design
Date/Time: October 13, 4:30-6:00
Class Credit : 1.5 LU
Event Price: Free
Successful mentorship programs help to diversify the workplace and build inclusion while retaining talent and supporting employee growth. There is a growing desire for mentorship within the design professions, however, just as workplaces can greatly vary so does the format of successful mentorship programs. This event includes a panel and small group discussions aimed at providing design professionals with the tools and resources to build robust and sustainable mentorship programs. Additionally, this discussion will address the emerging challenges of physical distancing and remote working. Discussion group leaders from design and engineering professions will present a range of mentorship formats. We encourage participation from everyone of any demographic and career stage. The more diverse voices participating, the better discussions we will have. This event will be hosted on Zoom and will start promptly at 4:30pm.
“Mentorship & Sponsorship” Chapter 6 of the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice
Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Mentorship Harvard Business Review
“When It’s Hard for Women to Find Male Mentors” The Atlantic
AIA Laddership, Arup, PCS Structural Solutions, Johnston Architects, NBBJ, and DLR Group
This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Women in Design committee. Please note on your registration if you would like to be contacted about specific accommodations to fully participate in this virtual event. Contact Member Engagement Manager Connor Descheemaker with questions or concerns.