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

What does it take to get more women leaders and what might they offer? What kinds of leadership styles can help improve equity and diversity?

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.
Getting the balance right.

Getting the balance right.

Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, one of the Creative Directors of Material reflects on gender equity and conference speaker line-ups.
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.
Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
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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