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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?

Recap: EQxD "U" Workshop - Negotiation is your Power Tool

Our 3rd workshop in the EQxD "U" series: Negotiation is your Power Tool was a stimulating conversation about negotiation with our diverse panelists: A contractor, a client, an architect, and an HR director. Some of them confessed to never negotiating for high salaries earlier on in their careers. View our storify recap to enjoy the highlights from the discussion.



Hungry for more Knowledge, Discussion and Action? Join us for the best and last EQxD "U" Workshop #4 on Thursday, October 22nd at 6-8:30pm for "Architecture And...Expanding our influence through multidisciplinary practices". 

Developing a diverse practice that straddles several related fields can be good idea from both a business and creative standpoint. How can a multidisciplinary practice broaden our creative thinking when times are good and help protect against a volatile building market when times are bad? What does the Architecture firm look like 20 years from now and what are potentially the evolution of services that we can provide that reinforces the Value of Design? What kinds of divergent/convergent work make sense for architecture firms to take on that will increase resiliency and relevance into the future?