Philip M. Davis, AIA

2019 AIA Women's Leadership Summit

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event Type: 
Event Location: 
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

AIA Women's Leadership Summit (WLS) is one of the only gatherings where women architects and designers are surrounded by other women in a professional setting. That creates a candid, comfortable environment where women can contribute unique perspectives and facilitate conversations about challenges within the industry: Gaining respect on a construction site, negotiating, managing remote teams, getting promoted, and many others.

The first WLS began as a grassroots effort to bring together women principals of architecture firms, women in leadership positions, and women architects moving into leadership roles across the country for an intense two-day summit focusing on leadership and design. Today, the summit spans a diverse spread of career stages and seeks to support all women in the profession; the goals of the summit remain:

• raise the profile of women in the profession

• explore new paths to leadership

• create a learning environment that supports the needs of multiple career stages in one event

• provide a space for women architects to learn from one another