DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PANEL
On March 22nd, Natasha moderated the Architecture + Women NZ Diversity and Inclusion panel which included three D&I champions form the corporate sector: Russell Windsor, Felicity Evans and Kirstin Te Wao. Our panellists shared insights on their learnings and some of the D&I initiatives they have implemented in their work places. It was a great session, with lots of humour and robust discussion for the audience. While there is more work to be done on measuring broader diversity issues within the profession, the statistics on the gender balance in architecture don't make for great reading. Just 19% of registered architects are women and the proportion of females in senior positions are below 10%. This event was a timely forerunner to the launch of the diversity agenda, an initiative to increase when in both the architecture and engineering professions. Thanks to everyone who attended the panel event.