Tuesday / June 15, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Intentional Change: Pioneering Pay Equity


AIA Chicago is proud to present a spectacular panel of leaders who champion for the equitable reimagining of our profession’s culture, policies, and practice in the area of compensation parity as it affects women and racial minorities. Data shows that firms who embrace compensation parity achieve greater financial stability, retention of talent, and firm growth. Join us to learn more about strategies to identify blind spots and what steps can be taken to improve the health of your work environment and firm.

From the topics we will address, attendees will be able to:

  • Equip themselves with relevant and actionable information about pay inequity beyond salary negotiation
  • Identify indicators of firm homogeny and inequity 
  • Explore the importance of creating an organized plan to address and prevent pay and promotion inequities
  • Discover practical ways to effectively advocate for others 
  • Apply recommendations to champion EDI equity policies

Resource for review: AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, Chapter 3: Compensation 

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  • Kim Johnson, AIA, NOMA – Architect at Interactive Design Architects 


  • Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LSSYB – Medical Planner & Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusions at HKS, DC; Founder of WIELD (Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design)
  • Wendy Cohen, CCM – President at Kitchell
  • Rena Klein, FAIA – Vice President for Investment Partnerships at Charrette Venture Group; author of The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management (Wiley, 2010)
  • Jennifer Johnson, LEED AP BD+C – I-NOMA President; Associate at Moody Nolan

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Hosted By

AIA Chicago Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable

Learning Units

1 LU

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