Women in Design Kansas City is a community of women involved in architecture and the design professions who have come together for mentorship, support, and advocacy for women in design. We provide opportunities for working with our community to educate, enhance, explore and celebrate the historic and present contributions of women in our professions through community outreach, mentorship, programs and research.
2012-2013 Theme | Message from the Director
After a resilient year, we at WiD-KC are feeling stronger than ever and ready to make things happen in 2012-2013. We are moving forward, picking up speed and building up for this year’s theme: momentum. I am pleased and honored to serve as your Director for the upcoming year and am confident in the opportunities we will explore and the strength we will gain as we gather momentum to tackle this year’s challenges. Our programs and events will focus on gaining knowledge, members, awareness, energy and encourage camaraderie, progress, success and talent. As always we will promote new involvement but will also encourage our mentors of the past to continue their participation. We have an exciting year of growth and vitality ahead of us so use your connection and membership with Women in Design to its full potential and become an active participant, contributing to the resurgence of energy within the design community.
Although grounded in architecture, WiD-KC has broadened its reach to include members from all associated professions involved in design of the built environment; including landscape, graphics, industrial design, interiors, construction and marketing.
Because our members wear many hats and calendars are often full, WiD-KC requires no membership fees or official commitment. We provide a variety of events at different times during the work day to encourage members to attend events that work for them. WiD-KC offers the flexibility to be involved as little or as much as you like. As Women in Design – Kansas City continues to grow we have been working towards a way of organizing ourselves to ensure great programs and events happen for our members.
There are many ways to get involved in Women in Design – Kansas City. You can come to our monthly events, join a committee, sign-up for our mentorship program, or simply sign-up to receive our monthly e-Newletter.
Women in Design – Kansas City was established in April 2005 with the support of AIA Kansas City. It began with a meeting of 25 women who created an organization that has grown to over 500 members. Women in Design was initiated as an attempt to reach out to established professionals in the community, to learn from their success, and to advance the work women are doing. WiD-KC has become a place for women in various design professions to meet others in their fields and to learn about ourselves through each other.
Women in Design – Kansas City is a committee of AIA – Kansas City, a nonprofit 501 (c) 6 organization.