Women in Design

Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 3

This year’s theme for the Women in Design (WiD) Symposium at ABX20 is Women Inspire Design 20:20. Building on the 20th Anniversary celebration of the WiD Design Excellence Awards, we will continue the conversation on how practitioners of design and construction can be change agents for social progress, inclusivity, and equity.

WiD Symposium Schedule  (live sessions)

Educational Workshops (live and on-demand) 

WiD Keynote Panel

Keynote Panelist

Jha D

Design Associate


Keynote Panelist

Sabrina Dorsainvil

Director of Civic Design

City of Boston 

Keynote Panelist

Dr. Sarah Faude

Director of Research & Evaluation

YW Boston

Keynote Panelist

Ming Thompson


Atelier Cho Thompson

Keynote Moderator

Kelly Haigh


designLAB architects

WiD Award of Excellence  

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Women in Design Award of Excellence! The award is presented in recognition of a person who has built one's own life around design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the world of design and to the community at large.

Kathryn Crockett,

Lamoureux Pagano Associates | Architects

Lynne Deninger,


Cheri Ruane,

Weston & Sampson 

Women in Design Scholarships 

WiD celebrates and encourages success and leadership for women in the design community. As such, we offer  scholarships for student and design professionals to attend the WiD Symposium. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the essay application. 

For questions, contact [email protected], subject line “WID ABX Scholarship.”