The W Programme runs for 12 months from September - August, offering a blend of in-person events, digital events and editorial activity. Here you will find a list of the core events and activities with dates and details.

22 February 2023 | Speed Mentoring South

MICA Architects Ltd, 123 Camden High St, London, UK, NW1 7JR | 15:00 - 17:30

A collaboration between W Partner practices and students where applicable, with mentors and mentees being matched up for a morning of learning and career development. 

This mentoring session will take place in-person and will be facilitated by the Architects' Journal and Architectural Review.

To register for this event, please contact

KEYNOTE SPEAKER NATALIE THOMSON, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, BGY, will be speaking about the rapid transformation in culture and discourse surrounding women and diversity in the workplace, observed and experienced by a young woman who arrived in London 2007 and quickly needed to navigate the subtle prejudices placed on women architects by design teams.


15:00 - 15:15 Guest Arrival

15:15 - 15:20 Welcome from the W Programme

15:20 - 15:50 Keynote from Natalie Thomson, Director of Strategy, BGY

15:55 -16:10 Mentor Session 1

16:15 - 16:30 Mentor Session 2

16:35 - 16:50 Mentor Session 3

16:55 - 17:10 Mentor Session 4

17:10- 17:30 Thank you & End

27 February 2023 | W Awards Judging

Virtual | Full Day

Our judges unite with the editorial teams from the The Architectural Review and Architects' Journal to identify the most exemplary work by women and non-binary people in  architecture.

3 March 2023 | W Lunch

Battersea Arts Centre | 12:00 - 16:30

This year's awards lunch will feature talks from our winners of the Jane Drew and Ada Louise Huxtable Prizes. Winners of the Moira Gemmill and MJ Long Prizes will be announced on the day.

All W Partners and sponsors receive complementary tickets to attend, and can purchase additional at a reduced rate.

To book your seats, head to the Awards site

20 April 2023 | Speed Mentoring

London | Timings TBC

A collaboration between W Partner practices and students where applicable, with mentors and mentees being matched up for a morning of learning and career development.

5 May 2023 | Survey Workshop Part 1: The Results

Online| 10:00 - 11:00

This 1-hour workshop unites representatives from all W Partner practices, giving an exclusive first view of the findings from our annual benchmarking survey.

The goal of this workshop is to focus on suggestions and solutions that practices can put in place to address some of the issues raised by the survey, to create a better and healthier working environment for everyone in architecture. The AJ and AR have been working with Jules Allen on the analysis of the results and the top-line findings will be presented that identify some key themes, with a virtual roundtable discussion to follow.

Previous themes have included office environment, working from home, mental and physical health, EDI, and work-life balance. The discussions will be chaired by a senior representative from the AJ/AR editorial team and a post event write-up will be available exclusively for the W Programme partners.

July 2023 | Summer Networking Event

Venue TBC | 17:30 - 19:30

The Summer Networking Event is an annual opportunity for W Partners, Sponsors and Supporters to come together informally and connect with peers and other industry voices over some refreshments.

1730 – 1800:  Welcome drinks and canapes

1800 – 1810:  Welcome speech from the AJ and AR

1810 – 1930:  Drinks and networking