Stepping Up on Women in Ownership

3 September 2023

Join Parlour, the ACA and the Champions of Change Architecture Group for an important discussion about overcoming the structural and cultural challenges to women attaining ownership positions in larger practices. Speakers include Brett Hudson of Peddle Thorp, Ninotschka Titchkosky of BVN and Gordana Milosevska of Management for Design in conversation with Angelina Pillai and Justine Clark.


According to the 2021 Census, women are a mere 12% of the owners of medium and large Australian architectural practices (those employing over 20 people ). This is 52 women – just 5% of all women owners! What is going on? What are the impediments to ownership in larger businesses? How can these be addressed – in terms of structures and systems, and professional cultures and habits? The Champions of Change Architecture Group has explored this from two angles. One action group has surveyed senior women within larger practices to understand the challenges faced and examined structural problems in terms of ownership models and agreements. The result is a comprehensive set of recommendations. A second project has conducted eight interviews with women in equity ownership positions, discussing the role of sponsorship in helping them navigate ‘the last mile’ to ownership.


Monday, 11 September 2023

12.30–1.30pm AEST (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS, QLD)
12–1pm ACST (SA, NT)
10.30–11.30am AWST (WA)
2.30–3.30pm NZ


$25 Parlour Collective / ACA members
$40 General
$11 Concession (students and anyone else who needs it)

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One hour of formal CPD on completion of the CPD questions. These will be emailed the week of the event.

See here for the Learning Objectives for the series as a whole.

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