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Walking the Walk- Gender Equity: design-led or people-led?

Brought to you by the Gender Equity Committee (RAIA) and Engineers Australia

‘Gender Equity’ is a familiar catchphrase in contemporary organisational discourse, but what does it really mean for the architecture and design profession? Is it possible to instil a culture of equity and inclusion in our industry, or is this something that develops organically over time and in step with organisational culture? Is Gender Equity design-led (i.e. affirmative action/quotas) or people-led (meritocracy/individual effort) … or both?
Hear from professionals from both within and outside the architecture and design industry discussing their experiences of organisational Gender Equity and have your say.

Facilitated by John Price, this topic is designed to kick-start the conversation and to get us thinking.


Meet your guest speakers

Jade Little- Production Manager, BHP
Jade Little is a Production Manager at BHP, she holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Mining Engineering), a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and a Bachelor of Arts (Chinese) from UQ. She has worked in China, India, Queensland and New South Wales in various engineering, research and project management roles.
Jade is also an Executive Director for the Australia-China Youth Dialogue a position she has held since 2016. In 2017, Jade was awarded The Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the Year. 


Sandra Browne- Director, Cottee Parker Architects
With over 25 years experience, Sandra specialises in delivering thoughtfully designed commercial, multi-residential and masterplanning projects. Starting her career in Britain, Sandra has a wealth of knowledge that allows her to deliver projects that are considered from both a design and business perspective. Passionate about improving the wellbeing of people through thoughtful design, Sandra is driven by the effect that the built environment can have on people mentally and physically. From this, she strives to contribute designs to the built environment that create positive outcomes for all.


1.5 Formal CPD points

Competency : Practice Management

Knowledge Domain: Social and Ethical

On Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 6:00pm


Australian Institute of Architects
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