Implicit Bias in the Workplace: #1 - The State of the Industry

January 31, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Implicit Bias in the Workplace: A 3-Part Series presented by the AIABaltimore Equity Committee

#1 The State of the Industry
First lecture free for members!

1 AIA/CES LUs available

Registration is closed, but webinar tickets are available until 3pm on Jan 31! Purchase one of the webinar tickets and we will email you the login information after the deadline.

Join the AIABaltimore Equity Committee for the first event of the Implicit Bias in the Workplace Series. Implicit bias refers to attitudes and stereotypes that unconsciously affect our understanding, actions, and assumptions. Everyone possesses implicit biases, even if those biases do not align with our beliefs, and they can influence our decisions in the workplace whether it's hiring employees, working with clients, or deciding who deserves a promotion.

In the first part of the series, AIA National staff from the AIA Equity in Architecture Commission will discuss the commission's report with findings and recommendations for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in every practice. The commission—comprised of leading architects, educators and diversity experts—was formed in 2015 to address concerns about disproportionate demographics among those in the profession.

During the presentation, attendees will learn about demographics in the design and construction industry, AIA programs to address equity issues in the profession, and the commission's recommendation on how to move the industry forward. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A. 

Download the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Executive Summary


Marcia Jones Calloway
Director, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Marcia (MJ) Jones Calloway leads the strategic development and implementation of the AIA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies and is responsible for incorporating diversity into the organizations overall profession which includes state and local components, firms and AIA national membership.

MJ is recognized as a leader in the field and has provided leadership to the AIA’s Equity in Architecture Commission, Diversity Council, Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), AIA National Conference and the Annual Grassroots Conference. She has also served as a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation’s D&I Research Review Panel, a member of the National YMCA Emerging Multicultural Leadership Experience (EMLE) planning committee, and the Houston YMCA Diversity and Inclusion Board and Committee.

MJ Calloway holds a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. In addition to her passion for equity, inclusion and multiculturalism she is a member of the DC area Black Women Architects Group and a past member of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals.

Verity Frizzell, AIA
Principal, Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC

Verity Frizzell, AIA, is a principal at Point Pleasant, N.J.-based Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC, Frizzell has over two decades of experience in commercial and residential architecture. Verity Frizzell serves as the second vice president of the AIA-NJ. Frizzell has served the organization in various capacities in the past, including a two-year term as its secretary. She also served as president of AIA-NJ’s Jersey Shore local section. Frizzell has also served the National AIA organization as a member of both the AIA Culture Collective and the AIA Strategic Planning Task Force. She was the recipient of the 2011 AIA-NJ Distinguished Service Award and 2003 AIA Jersey Shore Young Architect of the Year service award.


Mark your calendars! The 3-part series will continue on March 21 and will conclude on May 16. More information to come!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Design Collective, Inc. 

L2 Design Studio

Rohrer Studio

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA


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