Patricia Booker – Having it all: Balancing Work-Life Stages

Annual WIELD Event 2023

October 23, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Patricia Booker, KTGY
Joanna Schmickel, FAIA, CGS Architects
Morina Peterson, NOMA, AIA, LEED AP, HDR + DC NOMA Vice President
Cynthia Bailey, Fairfax County Attorney’s Office

Women are renowned for their ability to multitask and juggle numerous responsibilities in their careers and personal lives. They strive to excel in all fronts, upholding high expectations at work while navigating pressures within their personal lives. Not all women have the same aspirations, nor are fortunate to have choices in their careers. However, amplifying women’s voices at the leadership level allows for greater support and opportunities across all workplaces.

The AIA DC Equity Committee by WIELD celebrates its eighth Annual WIELD Event that provides a storytelling platform for four female leaders in the building industry to share what “having it all” means to them, how they achieved it (or didn’t), and what compromises they faced along the way. Join us for inspiring, personal stories about challenges and triumphs along the path of “having it all.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore stories of empowerment and resilience as it relates to gender equity in the building profession.
  • Identify internal and external obstacles women face in their careers and strategies to overcome them.
  • Describe ways to help women overcome their mid-career pinch points and maintain career paths to leadership.
  • Plan ways to become advocates for emerging female leaders.