How to succeed in work/life after children in architecture
Book now for the free AJ Women in Architecture back to work seminar on Thursday 10 October - RSVP essential
Christina Seilern, founder of Studio Seilern, recent winner of The AJ Future Reception contest, will be taking part in the free event which will explore how to get your career back on track after maternity leave or a career break.
Susan Le Good, associate director at AHMM, and Peter Murray, director at Stanton Williams, will also be joining the panel.
Retaining talented women architects once they have children is a crucial issue for the profession, and the seminar, taking place on Thursday 10 October at 10am-midday in central London, will address the best ways of doing this.
Peter Murray will discuss successfully managing staff during life-changing events at a growing practice, while Le Good brings a practice-wide view of recruitment requirements for AHMM.
Other panellists include Hannah Lawson, The AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect of the year 2012 and a director at John McAslan + Partners, who will be speaking about building a successful career after maternity leave.
Tamsyn Curley, director at Place Careers, will discuss flexible working as well as managing career breaks on your CV, and planning a successful return to work.
The discussion will be chaired by The AJ editor Christine Murray.
It will consider emerging trends in part-time and flexible working as well as managing a successful return to work. It will also look at childcare tips and pressure points, as well as building confidence during and after maternity leave or more extended career breaks.
The seminar will be of particular interest to employers wanting to learn more about best practice and retaining talented staff, women who have recently returned to practice - and women who are currently on maternity leave or about to go on leave.
According to the latest AJ Women in Architecture survey, 89 per cent of women respondents think having children puts women at a disadvantage in architecture, and 40 per cent of women have had difficulty resuming their career after having them.
To help change these statistics, book your place, here.