Tricia Esser – Charting Your Course for Leadership: A Conversation with Firm Leaders


June 6, 2024

2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Allen Y. Lew Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Room 146A

Tricia Esser, CEO – KTGY
Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP, Partner & CEO – Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Inc.
Angela Watson, FAIA, LEED AP, President and CEO – Shepley Bulfinch
Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, CEO – Quinn Evans

Four accomplished female CEOs from diverse architecture firms across the nation will share their personal journeys to the top, while showcasing the unique career paths that led them to their CEO positions.

This session will uncover valuable insights on building and leveraging networks for career growth, mastering leadership skills, and achieving a harmonious work-life balance. You’ll gain strategies for fostering diversity within your organization and cultivating a new generation of empowered architects. Leave with skills, tips, and tools from visionary CEOs to chart your own path to success.

Learning Objectives

  1. Debunk the myths of leadership skills, identify attributes that get noticed at work, and hear how to develop a personal development plan.
  2. Learn about the importance of building multiple, interlocking networks of contacts and connections to support career development and growth.
  3. Hear what strategies these leaders have used to combine a powerful career with a rich, fulfilling personal life.
  4. Become inspired to advocate for diversity within your organizations and leadership roles, recognizing diversity’s positive impact on business success.