EAC Mentoring Workshop: Growing Your Community, Aug. 25

Have trouble working a room? Not sure how to break into a conversation? Join us at our August Mentoring Workshop where Emilie Aries, the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, returns to speak about Growing Your Community (aka Networking).

Emilie Aries is the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, a personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. Emilie’s helped hundreds of women across the country navigate career transition and prevent burnout, and was recently awarded a Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship award by the Women’s Information Network.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6-8pm
WHERE: The District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
PRICE: Free; registration required, via AIA|DC.

This past fall, Aries delivered a TED talk on the “Power of No” about drawing healthy boundaries and investing in sustainable long-term achievement. Aries also served as a keynote speaker at Brown University’s Women’s Mentorship Program Kickoff and presented on gender bias and its implications on hiring for Brandeis University’s Hiatt Career Center. She was also a featured speaker in this fall’s Women in Leadership program through the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law and at the 7th Annual Yale Women’s Leadership Conference this month.

Previously, Aries has served in politics as a digital strategist and grassroots organizer, with an array of online and offline campaign experience. She earned her B.A. in political science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Aries is based in Washington, D.C., and is a regular contributor writing on gender roles and workplace culture at RoleReboot.org, The Huffington Post, and the Levo League.


About AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee’s Mentoring Workshops
AIA|DC|EAC’s Mentoring Workshops bring together Emerging Professionals (architects-in-training and newly licensed) on a monthly basis to discuss topics relating to you, the practitioner. This year’s theme is “Professional and Business-minded Growth” in which we will focus on the individual, helping to gain skills such as networking, revamping your LinkedIn page, and other topics related to starting one’s own firm. Each month will cover a different topic within our theme, with plenty of time for Q+A after each session. New interns, architects, and mentors are always welcome!

Each session is held on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at the District Architecture Center. Upcoming workshops include:

September 30 – Starting Your Own Firm: Finances + Liabilities

October 28 – Starting Your Own Firm: Marketing for Architects

To wrap up the series, there will be a networking event with our joint associations on December 8, 2015 – stay tuned!

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Sponsored by: SmithGroupJJR

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