Pride WIELD Event

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Source: World Architect Community

Pride WIELD Event

The AIA|DC Equity Committee by WIELD is hosting its first Pride month event on Tues June 22nd from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. The organizers are honored to celebrate the diverse stories of their speakers and their journeys to success through an afternoon of virtual storytelling and conversation.

Like the AIA|DC’s annual WIELD event, this inclusive storytelling event engages diverse industry leaders sharing their stories of empowerment and resilience through the lens of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The stories will highlight how each individual overcame pinch points and career dynamics that hinder career progression while sharing the opportunities that encouraged their growth and success.



Tyler Brewer, Account Executive (Rep), Tarkett (he, him, his)


Meghan Hottel-Cox, Associate, Goulston & Storrs (she/her/hers)

Helen Bronston, AIA, Associate, Architecture Discipline Lead (she/her/hers)

Lora Teagarden, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, L² Design, LLC, Owner (she/her/hers)

A.L. Hu, AIA, NOMA, EcoDistricts AP (they/them)

Gustavo Rodriguez, AIA, CODIA, LEED AP, Partner and Design Director at FXCollaborative

Learning Objectives:

Identify barriers and pinch points within career paths of LGBTQIIA+ architects

Discuss the process of developing your personal career roadmap;

Discuss tactics for increasing visibility in firms and in communities;

Discuss the importance of creating just spaces for all.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm|
Location: Virtual

Registration is free, but required.

Sponsored by: Tarkett

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By Alicia Rodriguez
Alicia Rodriguez Executive Director, Employer Engagement