National Summits on Big Issues

National Summit on Women in Design

National Summit on Women in Design

Identifying Questions about Leadership and Excellence

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Location: 202 D
Price: $140
IDCEC # SE-10418-235, OAA Continuing Education
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This summit will focus on a series of important and multi-disciplinary issues facing women practitioners in the design and construction industry. Design schools typically comprise over 50% female enrollment, but women remain a relative minority in many areas of the industry. With an introduction by Susan Black, Principal and Director of Perkins Eastman Black, this summit will include leaders in architecture and interior design, construction, and finance to examine the importance of mentorship, trends, and experiences of women designers in all stages of their careers.

Panelists include 2016 Keilhauer Keynote speakers Petra Blaisse and Róisín Heneghan, Elaine Pantel, Betsy Williamson, Chantal Frenette and other Canadian leaders who will comment on the many resources and approaches that women can take to ensure successful and rewarding careers.

1:30-1:40: Introduction:
Susan Black, Principal and Director of Perkins Eastman Black

1:40-2:30: Strategies, Financial Concerns and Peer-to-Peer Resources:
Dolores Montavez, Chair of Programming, Canadian Association for Women in Construction (CAWIC)
Elaine Pantel, Principal, Assurance and Business Advisory, Shimmerman Penn LLP
Betsy Williamson, Principal, WilliamsonWilliamson, and Advisory Committee, Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT)

2:40-3:30: Leadership Perspectives: Canada and Abroad:
Susan Black, Principal and Director of Perkins Eastman Black

Petra Blaisse, Principal Inside Outside (Amsterdam)
Chantal Frenette, Principal, Kasian (Toronto)
Róisín Heneghan, Partner, heneghan peng architects (Dublin)
Camille Mitchell, KPMB Architects (Toronto)

Attendees can also register for a separate Women’s College Hospital seminar and tour led by Susan Black and Heather J. McPherson that will be held on November 30th


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