In the workshop “How to set your career path and lead authentically,” organizers Jill Bergman, AIA, Katie Fricke, AIA, and Sandy Tkacz, AIA, asked attendees to document near-term and future career and life goals, and to assess their soft skills, which can elevate their roles and responsibilities in the profession.
Wanda Lau A workshop at the 2019 WLS in Minneapolis

The following is an announcement from The American Institute of Architects offering details about the 2022 Women's Leadership Summit in San Jose, Calif. The in-person, 2022 edition of WLS will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. You can read ARCHITECT's previous coverage of WLS here.

he American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting the 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) in San Jose, California, September 28-October 1.

The WLS will be held at The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. During the WLS, architects and other industry professionals—at all stages of their careers—convene to explore leadership in the architecture profession. The summit offers educational seminars, forums that facilitate conversations and unique perspectives from female leaders across the profession. Registration includes four days of programming, networking, wellness activities, architecture tours, and the opportunity to earn up to 14 HSW ǀ 29 AIA LU credits.

Zainab Salbi, humanitarian, author and journalist will serve as the opening keynote speaker to discuss challenging the status quo, overcoming barriers and inequities to create meaningful and intentional change in architecture, design, and the world. The full roster of WLS speakers can be viewed here.

Complete conference details and registration information are available on AIA’s website.