Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2015

Art Project at the 2015 Retreat, photo by Jean Nilsson

Let's Partner with PARLOUR

by Wendy Bertrand

PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture......and around the world. has been a great source of motivation and information about changing the architectural profession, so women will be valued as equals. Check them out.

Now they have made a call for partnership and I think OWA & DP would be well served to become one of the Parlour Partners.
From their fantastic web site

"Join us as a Parlour Partner!
We now have a Parlour Partner program. Together with Parlour Friends, this enables us to continue delivering significant discussion, research and resources, and to help build communities and networks for those committed to a more equitable profession.

The Parlour Partners program offers three levels – Principal Partners, Corporate Partners and Institutional Partners.

Principal Partner
This is the premier partnership arrangement, which is recognised as supporting all Parlour work. It provides broad access to a highly engaged, committed audience.

Corporate Partner
Corporate partnerships are generally associated with particular projects and inititiaves. These are tailored to suit the budget and commitment of the partner, and the alignment of these interests with the needs of Parlour.

Institutional Partner
Institutional Partnerships enable us to work closely with universities, professional organisations and government bodies . This enables Institutional Partners to extend their reach and industry engagement, while assisting Parlour with research, education and communication.

Why become a Parlour Partner?
When you become a Parlour Partner you join excellent company. It is an opportunity to work with like-minded organisations in building a fairer, more equitable, and more sustainable profession.

We are delighted that the Australian Institute of Architects has joined us as Parlour’s inaugural Principal Partner.

We look forward to developing further relationships with new Principal Partners, Corporate Partners and Institutional Partners.

What next?
Read Why Parlour, download the Parlour Partners overview and contact us for details on the different levels. The Parlour Partners package of benefits and recognition will be tailored to suit your organisation and situation."

Working with with Parlour in its new phase offers Parlour Partners the opportunity to develop their profile and reach, and provides access to a significant, highly engaged audience. This is a chance for organisations to clearly demonstrate their commitment to gender equity, and to communicate this commitment to a receptive network of architects and allied professionals

A good topic for October Business meeting and beyond.

Parlour relaunch, May 20th, 2015, from Parlour website

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