Morrison Design celebrate International Women’s Day.

We encourage and support a diverse and inclusive workforce here at Morrison Design, so we’re delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity (a little later than planned!).

Cinzia Russo, Architect at Morrison Design, attended an event at Derby’s Museum of Making. Organised by The Two Counties Trust, it was designed to provide students with invaluable insights into women who they wouldn’t get to talk to on an average day. Cinzia facilitated a table of students at the event and listened to two inspiring guest speakers. Click here to read more about the event. 

Becky Daykin, a coordinator for Deaf-initely Women, speaking at the IWD event

Cinzia also organised a celebration of women in architecture – an industry which faces significant challenges in achieving equality – here in the studio.

Women in Architecture (WiA), which was reformed in 2018, says: “Women in architecture face disproportionate discrimination, sexism, harassment, bullying, unequal pay and a lack of career progression. Women have been consistently omitted from, obscured or replaced in the dominant narrative of architectural history. Many women lose faith in the profession in a culture that precludes their advancement, as evidenced by the numbers leaving.”

Cinzia Russo, Architect at Morrison Design

Nik Clarke said: “Cinzia is not only an experienced and respected Architect but a huge advocate for women in the profession. We’re honoured to have her in our team, helping to raise awareness of the issues as well as celebrating and inspiring other women at Morrison Design and beyond. We’d also love to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the other women in our team – Denise, Helen, Cerys and Sophie – you are loved and respected members of our team and we couldn’t do what we do without you”

The Morrison Design team all wore something purple to celebrate the day and everyone in the team received flowers – for the women to enjoy and the men to give to a special woman in their lives.

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