Women in Design

Wold wants to be a part of the important ongoing discussion about gender equality while giving women at Wold the tools they need to thrive at our firm and in our industry.

Women in Design

Women in Design (WID) is an internal initiative whose mission is to encourage and promote women in the design industry and at Wold through four pillars of advocacy, mentorship, education and networking. While our hiring of women is at 50%, we recognize that there is still a substantial gender gap in the A/E industry that affects everyone on the team. Wold believes that diversity brings crucial perspectives to our team and is an integral part of our clients’ and our firm’s success. At Wold, we want to empower women in the industry to continue being invaluable voices at the table—in meetings, at the office and in the world. We also want to encourage as much as possible the elevation of women to leadership positions at Wold through additional training and professional development.

Women in Design holds monthly meetings to discuss, read about, and share the challenges that women face in the industry and at the work place. The intention of these meetings is to create a safe forum for honest dialogue and opportunities to connect with peers and mentors. Additionally, Wold’s Women in Design program sponsors office-wide philanthropic events as well as partners with larger professional associations like AIA Minnesota on the 2019 Women’s Leadership Summit.