PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Data at work: the Parlour Census Report

Data at work: the Parlour Census Report

Please join Parlour and the Institute’s National Committee for Gender Equity as we launch the Parlour Census Report and plot our course for future action and advocacy.
Power in the Poster

Power in the Poster

Catherine Griffiths, designer of Parlour’s visual id, is challenging the Designers Institute of New Zealand’s gender-skewed awards program with a remarkable range of activist posters.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
The questions to ask

The questions to ask

A career does not make itself – it requires planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance. Ann Lau outlines the things graduates need to consider.
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Flexibility at work

Flexibility at work

A focus on outcomes (not hours) and health (not overtime) brings many rewards, argues Jenny Edwards, director of Light House Architecture & Science.
#MeToo sparks a national inquiry

#MeToo sparks a national inquiry

Do you have a tale to tell? The Human Rights Commission has launched a national inquiry to investigate sexual harassment in the workplace.
Challenging our industry

Challenging our industry

The 2018 BILT ANZ conference featured a panel session on the importance of gender diversity in the AEC and technology space. Ceilidh Higgins explores the issues.
Women, Wikipedia, Design – Australia

Women, Wikipedia, Design – Australia

Get involved and help increase the numbers of women in the Australian built environment represented on Wikipedia.
WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

Five brief guides to help you edit and write for Wikipedia. Now available in German as well as English!
Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started on your first Wikipedia entry can be daunting. We can help you work out where to start, and how to find the resources and references you need.
Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Women, technology and revolution in architecture!

Glenda Caldwell and Kirsty Volz talk tech, highlighting the depressingly low percentage of women working in technology and outlining some strategies for change.
Enabling flexible work

Enabling flexible work

AMC Architecture's Practice Manager and registered architect Hannah-Jean Cadan shares the challenges and rewards of enabling flexible work.
Letters to my younger self

Letters to my younger self

Do you have some advice to share? Parlour is starting a new series full of useful tips and stories of women working in the built environment. Why not be a part of it?
#thinkingoutloud

#thinkingoutloud

Wise reflection and advice can be as valuable to your future self as it is to your younger self, says Cristina Garduño Freeman.
Managing your mental health

Managing your mental health

Rob Henry takes a candid look at the challenges of managing his mental health and the benefits of flexibility in the workplace.
Balancing professional and family life

Balancing professional and family life

For Shannon Battisson, balancing motherhood with a business start-up was one of the biggest challenges she’d ever faced, but it was also one of the most rewarding.
Seize the opportunity

Seize the opportunity

Be humble and be ambitious, and believe everything is possible, advises Shelley Penn.
The path to specialisation

The path to specialisation

Lucy Burke-Smith looks back on her journey from gleaming white boxes to the bricks and mortar of heritage conservation.
Women, gongs and architecture

Women, gongs and architecture

Depressingly few women architects have been recognised with an Australian Honour since they were established in 1975. Ruth McGowan shows us how to correct the imbalance.
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