To advocate effectively for oneself and the profession, making real change for the better, it is imperative to speak up, be heard, and lead confidently.
Join us for a fireside chat-style evening with special guest AIA Orange County advocate, communicator, and achiever Meghana Joshi, Assoc AIA, and local AIA National Board At-Large Director-Elect Britt Lindberg, AIA. Learn from their experiences how to achieve professional goals, and come armed with questions seeking advice for how you can succeed as well. All genders and design industry allies welcome!
Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP
Britt is a Senior Associate at Gensler, working in their San Jose, CA, office. With over ten years of architectural experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, Britt has developed a thorough and reliable skill set that makes her a highly valuable Project Architect team member. From master planning, to design, construction and close out, Britt drives and leads project implementation, with exceptional team leadership and problem solving skills that are essential to the project's and firm's success.
Britt is also very active in the AIA at the national, state, and local levels. She was 2018 President of AIA California, 2014 President of AIA Silicon Valley, and has been elected to serve as 2020-2022 AIA National Board At-Large Director. In these roles, she helps to plan and lead programs that provide educational, networking, advocacy, and public outreach opportunities for all architectural professionals. Her leadership in these efforts was recently recognized through receipt of the 2016 SV Business Journal 'Women of Influence' award, and 2013 AIA California Council's Academy of Emerging Professionals Young Architect Award.
Meghana Joshi, Assoc. AIA
An Associate at WHA Inc, Meghana Joshi specializes in senior and affordable housing solutions. Her projects have been honored with multiple SAGE Gold, PCBC Gold Nugget, SoCal, Argentum, & NAHB awards. She received 2018 AIA California’s “Associate” award and “Presidential Citation” honoring her commitment to the profession. At AIA Orange County, she is the Founder/ Chair of Women in Architecture Committee, and Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Under “Project Amplify” that she founded, she amplifies and celebrates voices and works of minority architects throughout the world with diverse projects. Furthering her passion for life/ safety in architecture, Meghana has invented an artificial intelligence powered smart device. She presented seminars on "Enhancing Life and Safety through Artificial Intelligence" at AECNext/ SPAR 3D Conference & A’19 Conference on Conference on Architecture. Meghana’s professional contributions were honored at “Say it Loud” exhibit at A’19 Conference, and she is one of the “Inspiring Moms of 2019” for OC Register.