PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Leadership
Meet Emma Williamson

Meet Emma Williamson

Emma Williamson, chair of the new Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee introduces herself and outlines the committee's plans.
Wanted: Ms Government Architect

Wanted: Ms Government Architect

We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.
Leading the charge

Leading the charge

Caroline Stalker, a director at Architectus, reflects on why women aren't doing better in architecture and what we can do about it.
Judgement pending

Judgement pending

Do we expect more from women leaders? Shelley Penn considers the high hopes, the burdens and the opportunities of leadership – and the importance of self-confidence.
Leadership, gender, psychopathy

Leadership, gender, psychopathy

What makes a good leader? Sandra Kaji-O'Grady points to the problems caused by poor leadership and the bias against women in some preferred leadership styles.
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