Professional Practice Networks

Women in Landscape Architecture Resources

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.  

Women in Design: How to Find a Network of Other Women Designers
Lessons Learned from Mentors
Guidance on Networking & Mentoring for Emerging Professionals
Landscape Architecture Mentoring Programs
Wanted: Examples of Landscape Architecture Mentor Programs

Mentorship: Connecting With Your Fellow Practitioners
Colorado Chapter's Mentor Program
Northern California Chapter's Mentorship Program 
Potomac Chapter Mentor Chain

We hope that these resources help you find a program you can join, or gives you inspiration to start your own 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
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
National Association of Women Business Owners



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