Principal GroundWork Development and Momark Development Austin, Texas
As landscape architects, we know diversity is essential for healthy ecological systems. It is also vital for landscape architecture practices. Whether you are male, female or non-binary, are just starting your career or are firm leader, WxLA founders will share valuable and tangible strategies to create a gender just practice.
Understand the broader context, challenges and opportunities of women in the profession of landscape architecture including data, statistics and other metrics from outside and inside our industry.
Explore the philosophical underpinning of gender justice - from ongoing movements for equality to efforts to adapt deign practice to the unique conditions gender diversity entails.
Learn about tangible business strategies for creating gender inclusivity, including empowering leadership models, financial transparency tactics and strategic planning efforts.
Build capacity for understanding avenues for recourse and knowing your legal rights for when and if discrimination, harassment or bias are experienced in your workplace.
Hear about the human resources related approaches to embracing diverse talent, including sponsorship programs, adaptation to non-linear career paths, initiatives to harness female ambition and flexible, modern workplaces.
Uncover the role that men can play in advocating for and creating gender just workplaces including identifying privilege, developing active ally skills and standing with women against bias and discrimination.