Industry Leaders Roundtable Retreat

The Industry Leaders Roundtable program is designed to embolden firms and their representatives to undertake institutional change within their organizations, by providing them research, tools, and support to be agents of change.

Values-Driven Design

In its thirteenth year, the Industry Leaders Roundtable brings together thought leaders in organizational psychology, sociology, law, architecture and engineering to change culture by providing research, information and action-oriented programs to achieve greater representation of women in the AEC industries.

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Why attend?

The full integration of women into the workplace produces firm-wide benefits including expanded markets, improved recruitment, and retention of key talent. This two-day retreat is the only event of its kind where participants develop targeted plans to combat bias, promote and retain leaders, and effect change in the organizational culture.

Who attends?

  • Principals in architecture, engineering, and construction
  • Directors of Human Resources in the AEC industries
  • Attorneys in related fields
  • Academic leaders in business management, architecture, planning, and engineering
  • Alison Fischer, Curator, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ann Lui, Partner, Future Firm
  • Hana Ishikawa, Design Principal, Site Design Group
  • Jackie Koo, Founding Principal, Koo Architecture
  • Lynda Dossey, AIA, Director, JAHN; President, AIA Chicago
  • Dr. Louise Bernard, Director, Obama Presidential Center


Space is limited to 20 participants. Registrants will receive complete agenda and bibliography in advance of the event.

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