International Women’s Day
Ariadna, Marketing Assistant
7 March 2023
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re shining a light on our supremely talented and inspiring female colleagues. Each day this week, we’ll be hearing from a different member of the team about their role models, aspirations and experiences in our traditionally male-dominated profession.
Tell us a bit about your career path to date and what inspired you to study architecture.
At school my favourite subjects were always maths and art, and architecture felt like the career that married both of these elements. After finishing my Bachelors degree at Portsmouth University and gaining almost two years of experience in practice, I felt that it was time to delve into the marketing side of architecture, as this is where I was drawn to.
Who are your female role models?
My role model has always been my mum, Rosa. My mum’s story is one that has always been inspiring to me. She emigrated to the UK in her late forties and restarted her life, working her way up the ladder in the male-dominated profession that is engineering. She has never let anything become a barrier for her which is why she is the successful woman she is today.
What are your thoughts on how gender equality is evolving in the workplace and what are your aspirations for the future?
The more women speak out, the more we are heard and the more we inspire change for future generations.
If you could give one piece of advice to a woman at the start of her career journey, what would it be?
Create your own opportunities.
Finally, which is your favourite building designed by a woman?
Barcelona Pavilion was co-designed by Lily Reich, and is my favourite building as it’s a symbolic work of the modern movement.