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WiA Speed Mentoring – ALLY UP

March 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PDT

Free – $10.00


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WiA Speed Mentoring – ALLY UP

AIALA Committee: Women In Architecture

This is a virtual event. Zoom log-in information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours in advance from events@aialosangeles.org. If you do not receive a confirmation 24 hours prior to the event, please email events@aialosangeles.org.

Registration closes on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6pm PST.

Our industry is experiencing a once-in-a-generation shift. This year’s Women in Architecture (WiA) Speed Mentoring event is a timely resource which allows you to connect with women considering or experiencing career shifts, young designers just entering the workforce, and wise practitioners who have weathered many shifts through their careers. WiA is particularly excited to provide a special group discussion for mid-career attendees which will focus on considerations specific to folks who might feel ‘trapped in the middle.’

What is Speed Mentoring? Speed Mentoring is like speed dating, but replace the regret and awkward silences with wisdom, opportunity, and a fresh perspective on your career and our industry. Over the course of multiple small group sessions, attendees will interact with architects and designers of all professional levels. The evening is an efficient way to rapidly build your network and exchange strategies of success in the design profession. The end result: thought provoking conversations delivered FAST.

WiA members, nonmembers, designers, and students are welcome to attend. Fun zoom backgrounds, tasty beverages, and pets are welcome as well!

This event sells out quickly so RSVP today! Here are just a few of this year’s Speed Mentoring
Tania Van Herle, FAIA, LEED AP (HED Principal, Corporate Operations Leader)
Martha Ball, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, (HED Principal, National Higher Education Sector Leader)
Susan Bartley, AIA, Senior Associate Principal, SOM
Su-Fei Sakamoto, Design Director, Universal Theme Parks
Leslie Sydnor, AIA, Director, Cumming Group
Schumetta McLendon, Assoc. AIA, Schumetta Inc
Jenna Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Managing Principal, CO Architects
Annette Wu, AIA, Principal, NAC
Miranda Gardiner, Assoc. AIA, LEED Fellow, Fitwel Ambassador, Eco Districts AP (HKS Vice President and Sustainable Design Leader)
Andrea Urmanita, AIA
Tarrah Beebe, AIA, Senior Associate, KFA
Gina Welch, AIA, Senior Associate, KFA
Kathy Kurtak, AIA, Associate, KFA
Christiana Kyrillou, AIA, Principal, LA Studio Executive Director, Woods Bagot


March 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PDT
Free – $10.00
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AIA|LA Women in Architecture Committee (WiA)
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