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Addressing gender inequity in the built environment

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Join leaders and people from across the built environment for an afternoon of placing front and centre the knowledge, expertise and lived experience of women working in the sector.

We will hear from women’s grassroots networks and organisations, and practice experts. They will highlight practical and tractable actions that workplaces, teams and individuals can take to address gender inequity and actively create a more inclusive sector.


The agenda is subject to change. Speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

1.30pm to 2pm: Registration with refreshments (coffee and tea will be served)

2.05pm to 2.15pm: Opening remarks from Dr Valerie Vaughn-Dick, RIBA Chief Executive

2.15pm to 2.30pm: Keynote speaker - Hannah Awonuga, Group Head of EDI for Knight Frank

2.30 to 3.20: Panel discussion - early career experiences in the workplace

  • Chair: Carolin Göhler, President-Elect of the Landscape Institute
  • Confirmed speakers: Jinming Wei (Landscape Institute), Rachel Hayden (Institute of Civil Engineers), Aimee McKenzie (RIBA), Carolina Lopato (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

3.20pm to 3.25pm: Comfort break to 4.15pm: Case studies - embedding good practice to eradicate gender inequity

  • Confirmed presenter: Elliot Rae, EDI Specialist working to help organisations support dads to parent out loud and be equal parents, engage men in gender equity and improve men's mental health

4.15pm to 4.25pm: FAME Collective exhibition introduction

  • Tumpa Fellows (RIBA) will introduce a brand new exhibition in the RIBA Library showcasing research exposing the barriers in architecture for Female Architects of Minority Ethnic (FAME)

4.25pm to 4.30pm: Closing remarks from Sandi Rhys Jones OBE FCIOB, Chartered Institute of Building President

4.30pm to 5.30pm: Networking opportunity with sandwiches and drinks provided (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available). During this networking session, guests are invited to join the brand new FAME Collective exhibition in the RIBA Library.

Click here to register.