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There has been much discussion raised about "Why are women leaving Architecture? and more broadly, Why is the profession losing key talent?"  Both women and men practitioners are disillusioned by the myth of work/life balance: Women are grappling with "have it all" expectations of juggling family time with the demands of full-time work.  Men are struggling to support their families solely on an architect's salary and fall back on asking spouses to maintain their jobs. The lack of affordable childcare and high cost of living only magnifies the challenges.  How did we end up in this modern family dilemma? What can we do to improve the situation?

EQxD: Look Who's Talking! [Speakers + Schedule 10/18/14]

Check out our amazing line up of Speakers!

Check out our amazing line up of Speakers!

AIA San Francisco and The Missing 32% Project is pleased to present the 3rd Symposium, Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action! on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the San Francisco Art Institute. The day is designed to combine data sharing, active dialogue and learning-by-doing in one of the city's richest architectural assets.  The results of the Equity in Architecture Survey will be presented with focus in 3 knowledge areas: Hiring & Retention, Growth & Development, and Meaning & Influence. 

This week, we are excited to share EQxD featured speakers and moderators that include Bay Area and national firm leaders; featuring several from AIA National, NCARB, as well as influential innovators from outside the profession of Architecture.

And we are also grateful for the amazing talent and hard work of our EQxD facilitators for our Knowledge session panels, interactive Break Out sessions and behind the scenes volunteers.

Go to SCHED.ORG for a closer look at our featured speakers, for each session in the latest detailed event schedule