Help us build a mentoring network!
There is no doubt we live in interesting times.
In today’s fluid workplace, many women in the field of architecture feel underrepresented. As they step into motherhood and their work-life balance is challenged, new mothers feel the need to be acknowledged, understood, and given the opportunity to grow into both their personal and professional roles, at their own pace.
Furthermore, the radical worldwide shifts in our social and professional structures that we now witness on a daily basis make the need to connect - as architects, women, mothers - more necessary than ever. As we try to navigate the new configurations of our day-to-day lives, most of us are focused on surviving this transition from a professional standpoint. This is why we believe creating an opportunity to connect is vital, particularly at a time when mothers find themselves under the pressure of balancing working and caregiving more than ever.
Our goal is to build a social mentoring network that virtually connects women mentors and mentees, where we can develop relationships and help one another grow in areas related to education, career, entrepreneurship and personal empowerment.
Apply to our 1:1 informal mentorship program and reduce the impact this career ‘pinch point’ can have on women’s lives and the industry’s diversity. Use the links below to sign up if you would like to become a virtual mentor or a mentee, and help us build this community!
Since our program is in its pilot stages, we are currently in the process of building a database of mentors and mentees. As soon as a match is found, we will send you a step-by-step guide on what to do next.
Who is a mentee?
A mentee is someone new to the field, in need of support when re-entering the workforce after a career break or perhaps working in a
Mentees will gain moral support on how to define career goals and aspirations, develop their networking skills or navigate the workplace after becoming a parent. They should be willing and open to learn about themselves and from others' experience and be actively involved in growing the relationship with their mentor.
Who is a mentor?
A mentor is someone with a minimum of ten years of experience in the industry that has decided to take the time to connect with you and guide your personal and professional growth.
Mentors are crucial in retaining women in the profession. They can help build confidence and share their wisdom on time management and prioritization, on how to reconcile your personal life and career goals.