Professional Practice Networks

Women in Landscape Architecture Resources



Information & Trends for Connecting with Your Fellow Practitioners

The Women in Landscape Architecture PPN has heard that many of our members are interested in a mentorship program. In our research on this topic, we’ve realized that forming a national program wouldn’t meet the needs of our individual members. However, many local chapters have formal mentoring programs and we encourage you to contact your local chapter for information.  

Wanted: Examples of Landscape Architecture Mentor Programs
Corporate Mentoring Programs
Mentorship: Sharing Expertise With New Professionals
Colorado Chapter's Mentor Program
Oregon Chapter's Mentor Program
Utah Chapter's Mentor Program 
Northern California Chapter's Mentorship Program
Southern California Chapter's Mentor Program

We hope that these resources help you find a program you can join, or gives you inspiration to start your own program. In fact, our PPN has written an extensive article on starting your own mentorship program.

Women-Owned Business Resources 

One of the most desirable aspects of a landscape architecture career is the opportunity to have one’s own practice. This is especially attractive for women who want to maintain a flexible work schedule to balance their personal and professional lives. An added benefit to women entrepreneurs is the fact that many municipalities and agencies give preference to women and minority owned businesses. There are many organizations and resources available for women-owned businesses and we urge our members to seek out all the resources and benefits to owning a landscape architecture practice. Below are a handful of resources to get you started:

Small Business Administration
Women-Owned Business Certification
Count Me In
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
National Association of Women Business Owners

Public Relations & Media 

Landscape architects aren’t typically educated in marketing or public relations. Lucky for us, ASLA has put together some great resources to get you started:

5 Media Opportunities Available to YOUR Chapter
General Tips for Working with the Media
Press Release Examples
How to Make a Pitch to the Media



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