Women in Design (WiD)

14257524_991463227632955_8641723462447968374_o.jpg​Women in Design is a committee devoted to promoting equal opportunities for women especially in the design professions, and supporting the efforts of women as they seek success, leadership, and growth in the workplace. Together, we celebrate the historic and present contributions of women, provide opportunities for networking and mentorship, share inspiration, vitality, and experiences that can inspire change, and advocate for equality and gender inclusion. We believe that there is strength in diversity. Men and women alike are invited to be part of this grand discussion as we share, learn and advocate for success.



New Year // New Resume // New Opportunities

On March 11th we hosted a New Year // New Resume // New Opportunities panel which was a well-rounded discussion on how best to position and market yourself for new opportunities in the design community. Whether you’re currently on the job hunt or just looking for tips to maintain your professional portfolio, our wonderful panel, including Alissa Wehmueller, Amy Slattery, Angie Gaebler Geist and Jill Swanberg, is well-versed in reviewing potential hires and has the insight to help you stand out!

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Women in Design Hosts: Appointments Projects® Overview

Women in Design partnered with United WE for (2) informational sessions on March 30th & March 31st about the Appointments Project®. This program assists interested participants with the application process for positions on local civic boards and commissions. The goal is to help women take the first step to apply and increase gender diversity. The main message of the session was that while we don't always feel prepared to take on these positions we can and our voices are very valuable ones to be heard in our local community!

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Committee Co-chairs

Ellen Hailey, AIA
April Trotter, AIA

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Questions about WiD

Contact wid@aiakc.org

WiD Scholarship Information

Applications are available in February.


Donate to the Scholarship Fund 


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