Emerging Leaders

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Emerging Leaders program is a New York-based, selective professional development opportunity for women 5–10 years out of school. In small group format, invitees engage with significant senior women in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, law, and financial services to advance their own career goals. Participants share common experiences and trade personal strategies for success.

Agility, Ambition, Authenticity

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 Emerging Leaders programs are being hosted as virtual sessions with inspirational speakers, and limited to 23 participants. The total cost of the program is $350 per participant.

Meet the 2022 Emerging Leaders Program Participants

Agility, Ambition, Authenticity


Ebbie Wisecarver
SVP, Global Head of Design, WeWork

How do we navigate obstacles in our careers? Do we charge at the fences, stumble and fall? Or do we imagine that our careers are a different kind of obstacle course, one where many impediments to our fulfillment and success need to be approached with discretion and subtlety, along with a fair amount of fearlessness and verve. Hear from a seasoned career changer about how she rode to the top.

Time and location

When: Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-8PM
Virtual Session


Danielle Tillman, AIA, NOMA
Managing Principal, bKL Architecture

Cultivating your ambition, setting realizable “reach” goals, mobilizing your inner resources with a strong desire for achievement…this is the path to creativity and innovation, greater levels of performance and deeper levels of satisfaction from work. How are you focusing on your own growth?

Time and location

When: Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-8PM
Virtual Session


Annya Ramírez-Jiménez, AIA
Director, Marvel Architects

Bring your whole self to work. The women who rise to the top are not holding themselves back. By using all of our resources, both professional, like networks and mentoring relationships, and our inner reserves of resilience, persistence and drive, we are able to overcome the implicit bias around our gender.

Time and location

When: Tuesday, August 23, 6:30-8PM
Virtual Session

View previous sessions from recent years:
2023: Detours, Diligence, Dreams→
2023: Energy, Environment, Engagement→
2021: Imagination, Integrity, Influence→
2021: Perseverance, Politics, Power→
2020: Priorities, Personhood, Profit→
2020: Determination, Design, Disruption→
2019: Confidence, Compensation, Competition→
2018: Finance, Fulfillment, Family→
2018: Networking, Negotiation, Nice→
2017: Risk, Rain-Making, Resilience→

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