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OWA Annual Business Meeting, October 18, 2011, 6 - 9 PMby Gabriela Chamu | Print | Email
From Iceland to the OWA Retreat at Westerbekeby Alfa Freysdottir | Print | Email
I want to start with thanking all the ladies that participated in this year's retreat. I really enjoyed my long weekend at the Westerbeke ranch.
As a student, I very much enjoyed seeing how strong of a network your organization is. You put an effort to help and support each other, for example those who were unfortunate to lose their jobs in the financial hardship, you share experience and give advices.
It was also heartwarming to see many year old friendships that have come about because of OWA. I found it also comforting to see that the design industry is not just a "dog eat dog" world where each person fights on its own, but rather a network where you help each other out. It is really a nice feeling to know that there is a strong network of experienced women willing to help you out in your first steps in the design world. It was comforting to listen to stories of success of OWA women.
I didn´t really know what to expect from this weekend but I can truthfully say that I was very surprised by the welcoming of everybody and I found the time I spent there both informative, relaxing and it was a lot of fun to get to know everybody and learn from their experience.
I look forward getting to know OWA women more in the future.
Annual Retreat at Westerbeke - Sustaining Places Slide Mosaicby Christie Coffin | Print | Email
Many thanks to all who submitted images that enlivened and deepened the discussion at the annual OWA Retreat. Participants submitted a very wide variety of images: Built , proposed and student work included buildings, landscapes, urban design, textures and materials, and just plain handsome places that sustain us on many levels including their durability.
Participants included: Alfa Freysdottir, Alicia Rosenthal, Amy Alper, Ann Wright, Betty Wu, Cameron White, Clare Axley, Deborah Klein, Eliza Hart, Jacqueline Morgan, Joanne Chow Winship, Judith Wasserman, Lamona Wood, Mui Ho, T. Rachel Slonicki, Sally Swanson, Sima Laleh, Susan Aitkin, Veronica Martin, Zahra Ghanimi, Danielle Campbell.
OWA Podsby Gabriela Chamu | Print | Email
Women's Leadership Summit: Advancing Women in Leadership Positionsby Gabriela Chamu | Print | Email
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