Building an Inclusive Workplace for ALL in the 21st Century

DATE: Thursday, October 17

TIME: 5:30PM – 8:00PM

LOCATION: 1405 Clay St. Oakland, CA

Join us as we co-host a fun and engaging event! This evening workshop is a collaboration between local structural engineers (SE3, YMF) and AIA East Bay. The goal of this event is to work together to improve awareness on equity issues and inclusivity in the building design profession. We will be having Kay Martinez (them/them) as our keynote speaker. ALL ARE WELCOME! 

This program features a presentation from an expert on change management, employee engagement and “tactical implementation” of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives. Facilitated discussions will be interactive and thought-provoking; participants will identify and discuss relevant issues, and collaborate on finding solutions. The event will conclude with continued conversations and networking. In addition, younger professionals will gain insights on how they can help peers gain a sense of belonging, augment relationships and environments to enable people to find and express their authentic self. 

Attendees will leave this workshop energized, empowered with the tools to augment relationships, influence change in recruiting practices at their firm, to help improve engagement and talent retention in our profession.

Finger foods and refreshments will be provided! 

About the Speaker:

 Kay Martinez, M.A. is an Afro-Latinx Gender Non Conforming educator & disruptor originally from Boston. Kay has a Masters degree in higher education from Boston College and they have led a variety of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at Harvard University, Stanford University and Tufts University. As a writer, they have published research on the current climate for QTBIPOC (Queer Trans Black Indigenous People of Color).

They have been featured in the Huffington post, Wear Your Voice Magazine, Them and they were recently named to DapperQ’s 100 most stylish list of 2019. They love boxing, dancing, food and clothes.


AIA East Bay Member: $15

AIA Non-Member: $20


Younger Professional (under 35): $15

Register here


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