Letter from the Chair
by Manuela King, Chair

Time is flying by for all of us! We had a good turnout at the annual meeting WILA PPN session in San Diego. We also have the results of an online survey to our members and understand that there is a desire for this PPN to serve as a source for stories of women in the profession, as well as a mentoring resource for members. As we move through 2012, our Officers Group has been actively working to develop an editorial calendar for the newsletter that will address that desire. In addition, the newsletter is a source of links to conferences, books and other resources for everyone.

This newsletter issue is dedicated to Landscape Architecture Month. We are including an overview of events and opportunities to celebrate the month, links to some resources to help you prepare a good PR campaign and links to resources for mentoring.

Upcoming newsletter topics include Women and Career Advancement, Work/Life Balance and Summer Vacations, and Entering the Workforce. We hope to have an ongoing series of interviews with women in the profession discussing lessons learned from leadership. We also will have an issue focusing on the nuts and bolts of the business aspect of the profession including programs aimed at women, contracts and scope negotiations, and management of different personality types in the workplace.

We want your input, stories, and resources to share with everyone. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to me at manuela@rhaa.com, or to Dena Kennett, the Professional Programs Manager at ASLA (dkennett@asla.org) or Kasha Helget, also at ASLA (khelget@asla.org). 

Manuela King, Chair

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