WIA’s Speed Mentorship Mixer connects two segments of AIA Dallas’ female membership base: experienced architects (mentors) with less experienced designers (protégées). The intent is to provide up and coming professionals and/or associate members with greater support and guidance from the professionally licensed community of female architects. Beverages and snacks will be served, and rounds of structured conversation and networking topics will be initiated. Mentors or protégées will meet in small groups to discuss topics such as career advice, work strategies, or site exposure through mentor’s projects. Questions can be asked in a comfortable and intimate environment. 

Happy Hour starts at 6:00p. Mentoring sessions start promptly at 6:30p.
A recap from the first Mentoring Mixer is here: https://www.aiadallas.org/v/blog-detail/WiA-Speed-Mentoring-Mixer/r4/


Mentors for the evening:

Aarohi Pilankar, AIA - Associate Vice President | CallisonRTKL
Andrea Pender - Director of Business Development | RLG Consulting Engineers

Beth Brant, AIA - Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability | DSGN Associates
Kristina La Torre, AIA - Associate | WDG 
Marcela Abadi Rhoads, FAIA - Owner | Abadi Accessibility
Megan Hubachek - Project Leader | GFF
Vickie Patel, Assoc. AIA - Practice Technology Manager & Firmwide BIM Manager | HKS



WiA (Women in Architecture) brings AIA Dallas women together for friendship, networking, and collaboration while empowering members to impact their practice, profession, and community.