Why are there so few women in architecture? According to Yale School of Architecture's Dean, it's because women have families.
Do architects of all genders not face work/life balance conflicts?
Does the hours-to-pay-ratio typical of architecture not pose a problem to architects of all genders?
Do all women want families? Are all women even physically capable of having them? What about parents of all genders who adopt and foster?
Are there really "few" women in architecture? Or does this observation mostly pertain to those architects whom the elite members of the profession mutually consider the "top" of the profession? Will this remain true when those of us who have graduated in more gender-balanced classes have earned the experience to lead major firms?
Is architecture lagging behind other professions in accommodating people with children by providing flex-time, telecommuting, paid parental leave, childcare, and retraining for those re-entering the workforce after having taken time off to parent? Or is the situation comparable across various fields?
(Wouldn't sensible parental leave policies and childcare provisions benefit parents of all genders? Wouldn't sensible healthcare access benefit all people, regardless of parental status?)
...Are women simply bad travelers?
As an educator and employer, what are you doing to address gender disparity in academia and the workplace? What solutions do you propose, and how are you working toward implementing them?