Be Bold

"Architecture is still largely a male dominated profession, so prepare for that. Be bold, confident, and always yourself. Stand up for your designs or approaches and show the world what you are made of!"
Abigail Clary, Director, Health​

Abbie on the challenges of being "the only woman in the room"

"Determine what you want out of your life and career and go for it. Dream big. Don't take no for an answer. At times you might not find what you need where you are currently in your career—so reach out and find it. Or reach out in your current environment and speak up for what you need." Jean Hansen, Sustainable Principal, Interior Design

"You don't have to know what you are going to do for the rest of your life. I'm forty-something, and I'm still figuring it out. Always look toward the future, but do the best job you can do in the position you have right now." Colleen Layman, Professional Services Director, Engineering

Colleen on being President of the Society of Women Engineers

"Nurture resilience, perseverance and confidence backed by talent and hard work... The higher you go in the profession, the fewer women peers you will have. Make sure to treat them really well and support them so that you will, in turn, earn their support. You will need it."
Kate Diamond, Design Principal​