Event: BIAS: Exploring the Role of Unconscious Bias in Professional Advancement – Part 1: Panel Discussion

Event Date: Mar 1, 2018; Event City: Houston, TX, US

The AIA Houston Women in Architecture Committee’s first annual Equity Series: BIAS, kicks off by considering the role of unconscious bias in professional advancement. The two-part series respectfully explores implicit bias by:

• Thoughtfully examining the current climate of bias in the AEC community
• Discussing perception of and barriers to equity
• Educating minorities, allies, and leaders on how to effectively foster workplace inclusivity
• Championing diversity in leadership


Open to the public, this panel discussion features four speakers of diverse backgrounds including an architect, entrepreneur, historian, and philosopher. Sharing their own research and experiences, the panelists will begin the BIAS conversation with Short TED style talks followed by a moderated discussion and questions from the audience.

Panelists include:

  • Zaida Basora, FAIA: Architect
    VP, Huitt-Zollars Dallas
  • Sofia Fonseca de Nino: Workplace Strategist
    Founder, KYO
  • Despina Stratigakos: Architectural Historian, Author
    Professor, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Vida Yao: Ethics Philosopher
    Assistant Professor, Rice University
  • Christina Gorczynski: Bias Discussion Moderator
    Program Officer, Simmons Foundation

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