Hilda Espinal, Carisima Koenig and Patricia Bou recently attended the AIA 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit held in Washington DC. The sold-out event brought together over 400 architects to continue the national conversation on equity in the design profession. Workshops and lectures explored topics including:

  • Equity and pay
  • The missing 33 percent
  • Process and outcomes for leadership
  • Business acumen and negotiation as a power tool
  • The language of power

As part of the Summit, the AIA Washington D.C. chapter also hosted the first ever WIELD event (Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design), where Hilda was a featured speaker. CannonDesign was honored to attend this event and is committed to fostering discussions surrounding women in leadership to help promote diversity and inclusion within the industry.