PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
At work
Battling pay inequity

Battling pay inequity

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence. Cassandra Keller tells it like it is.
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.
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.
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.
Between academia and industry

Between academia and industry

The challenges inherent in moving between industry and academia made me a stronger practitioner, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
The fight for equal pay

The fight for equal pay

Queensland architect Dolly Brennan began her long struggle for equal pay almost 100 years ago, and the battle is not yet won, argues Kirsty Volz.
The ultimate return to work

The ultimate return to work

Providing support and easing the transition for employees returning to work can make a world of difference, argues Jennekin Dicks.
The all-important trusted tribe

The all-important trusted tribe

Finding a trusted tribe to share all the highs and lows of professional life has made all the difference for urban planner and founder of Urbanistas Sydney, April McCabe.
Finding equilibrium

Finding equilibrium

Talina Edwards has learned that slowing down and enriching her life has enabled her to achieve balance and success.
From solo to large practice – making the leap

From solo to large practice – making the leap

Wellington-based architect and mother-of-two Linda Wong remembers her transition back to work for an established practice after a decade away.
Redefining success

Redefining success

Success isn't about winning power, privilege and esteem. It's about finding your talents, achieving contentment and enjoying the rewards, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
Embracing the word 'No'!

Embracing the word ‘No’!

Sonia Sarangi reflects that calling out harassment and casual racism, and learning to say no, has been important for her career – and her mental health.
A flexible good news story

A flexible good news story

Queensland architect Emma Healy reviews her positive return to part-time work, revealing the strategies she uses to make maximum impact in the workplace.
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