Dattner Architects celebrated Women’s History Month by highlighting women architects and designers within our firm. We kicked-off the month with our first ever “Lady Principal Panel” discussion. Each of Dattner’s four female principals shared their professional journeys, the different pathways they took to leadership, and multi-generational perspectives on female leadership and advocacy in the AEC industry.
On International Women’s Day, we published a one-on-one interview between two female colleagues. The conversational interview provided insight into the unique and dynamic women and supportive culture within Dattner Architects.
Throughout the month of March, we highlighted relationships in our Dattner Architects Mentoring Program. We asked our staff to reflect on the program, their mentor/mentee relationships, and the impact it has had during the pandemic. The result was a series of intimate portraits of mentoring at Dattner Architects. One of the relationships featured was a mentorship “tree”: a senior mentor, a mid-level mentor/mentee, and a junior mentee.
Mentoring is deeply important work and has proven to be a fulfilling and satisfying experience for both mentors and mentees. It is very personal work that is easily overlooked and undervalued in traditional corporate settings. By publishing these writings, we hoped to make this often-invisible work, visible.
Not just during Women’s History Month, but all year long, we encourage the professional development of women at Dattner Architects – and we are proud of the supportive culture we are building.