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AIA Women's Leadership Summit Virtual Series 2022

Reboot. Refresh. Refocus.

An architect’s work is filled with purpose and significance. Day in and day out, architects are charged with designing safe, beautiful, and restorative spaces for all of society. At times, architects forego their own wellbeing and mental health to achieve high results. This path can lead to unsettling feelings of dissatisfaction, resentment, and burnout. With actionable tools and greater systemic support, individuals can rediscover a career that is fulfilling and exciting. We’re bringing you two insightful sessions that will address these issues head-on. In the first session, An Architect’s Lifelong Journey Toward Career Satisfaction, moderator Mia Scharphie, founder of Build Yourself Workshop, will lead a conversation with an impressive line-up of panelists who have explored non-traditional design career pathways: Barbara Bouza, FAIA, President at Walt Disney Imagineering; Leona Hudelson, Product Design Manager at Netflix; Andrea Swiatocha, AIA, Deputy Chief of Facilities at DC Public Schools; and Rachel Bascombe, AIA, NOMA, architect at IBI Group. The second session, Tackling Mental Health in Architectural Practice, led by moderator, Je’Nen Chastain of Apostrophe Consulting, will provide tools for employees and employers to prioritize wellbeing in the workplace. Je’Nen will be joined by licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Akua Boateng and Annelise Pitts, AIA architect at Shepley Bulfinch.








An Architect’s Lifelong Journey Toward Career Satisfaction Speakers 

Barbara Bouza, FAIA | President | Walt Disney Imagineering

Leona Hudelson | Product Design Manager | Netflix

Andrea Swiatocha, AIA | Deputy Chief of Facilities | DC Public Schools

Rachel Bascombe, AIA, NOMA | Architect | IBI Group

Moderator: Mia Scharphie | Career Coach, Founder | Build Yourself









Tackling Mental Health in Architectural Practice Speakers

Dr. Akua Boateng, PhD | Mental Health Expert

Annelise Pitts, AIA | Architect | Shepley Bulfinch

Moderator: Je’Nen Chastain, Assoc. AIA | Founder | Apostrophe Consulting







Purchase both sessions today and receive a discount. Both sessions were recorded live and are available as a series.




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