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About the Women in Architecture partnership programme

The Women in Architecture partnership programme offers architectural practices the opportunity to highlight their firm as a leading ethical employer.

It is a public marker of a commitment to changing the profession for the better, offering the unique opportunity to inspire and motivate employees, boost staff retention and attract top talent.

Women in Architecture accreditation is a standard of employer excellence and industry leadership. WIA partners are driving and supporting the campaign for change in the industry, and acknowledging the outstanding contribution female architects make to the wider profession.

According to the Women Matter report by McKinsey, companies where women are most strongly represented at the highest level of management are the top performers. Our partners speak about how their involvement with Women in Architecture is transforming their business, engaging staff, attracting clients, driving recruitment and enhancing their public profile.

As a key part of accreditation, partners sign up to a number of commitments to create an office culture and working practice that represents excellence. They will be expected to undertake internal audits and monitor progress on their journey.

In recognition of their commitment to the campaign, among other benefits the accreditation programme connects their practice with enlightened global business partners through exclusive networking opportunities co-located with key architectural events. These offer the chance to share best practice, learn from other firms’ experiences - and offer key opportunities to steer the drive for change.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Liz Burke on

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