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NCGE

The section for the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Committee for Gender Equity, a Parlour Partner.

Go hard or go home!

Go hard or go home!

Lee Hillam reflects on the long-hours culture in architecture.
NCGE essay 1: Leadership

NCGE essay 1: Leadership

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.
Parental Leave Membership – Australian Institute of Architects

Parental Leave Membership – Australian Institute of Architects

We are pleased to alert readers to the Institute's Parental Leave and Special Circumstances membership option – a 75% reduction in fees.
Be a good fellow!

Be a good fellow!

The only way to redress the serious imbalance among the Institute Fellowship is for eligible women to put their hand up. Vanessa Bird outlines the latest gender equity initiatives of the Institute and calls for women to self-nominate.
Women in architecture: Catherine Startari

Women in architecture: Catherine Startari

Our latest profile in the Women in Architecture series is GHD Woodhead architect and new NCGE member Catherine Startari, who has returned to home base after seven years working abroad.
Meet the new National Committee for Gender Equity

Meet the new National Committee for Gender Equity

Meet the new-look National Committee for Gender Equity, a welcome mix of familiar faces and newcomers.
Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Meet Professor Kirsten Orr, Head of School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania.
Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Be prepared, speak with authority and, above all else, deliver on the project. It's the best way to stymie gender bias on site, says Daphne Cheong.
EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

EOFY resolutions – fair and equitable pay for all

Leone Lorrimer offers a series of resolutions to help ensure that architectural practices have fair and equitable remuneration, and a set of resources to support them.
Women in Architecture: BKA Architecture

Women in Architecture: BKA Architecture

Lee Hillam profiles BKA Architecture, a firm with an impressive approach to equitable employment, and explores the benefits of a flexible, part-time and gender-equitable workforce.
Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the new Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize!
GET-ting on with it!

GET-ting on with it!

The NSW Gender Equity Taskforce (GET) is making a difference (and you can too!). Lee Hillam talks with Callantha Brigham.
An open letter to members of the Australian Institute of Architects

An open letter to members of the Australian Institute of Architects

Michael Smith is urging all members of the Australian Institute of Architects to support a campaign for more diverse leadership. We republish his letter to members.
Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Meet Clare Kwok, our latest profile in the National Gender Equity Committee's Women in Architecture series.
Join the National Committee for Gender Equity

Join the National Committee for Gender Equity

The NCGE is looking for new members – put your hand up to make a difference from the inside. Chair Emma Williamson reports on progress to date and plans for the future.
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