Date Night - Mentoring with Speed.

9 June 2015

Auckland's first Date Night mentoring event was an excellent evening - maintaining an informal atmosphere conducive to great conversation as well as keeping to a 'speed-dating' structure which enabled the entire room of 50 to move seats and engage in more conversations than at a typical function. The lively and informative conversations were supplemented by delicious coffee and food by Little and Friday, and were punctuated with several spot prizes of movie tickets. It was held on 24 June 2015, 7pm, at the Little & Friday Cafe in Newmarket. (photos by Pam Sando and Janice Au.)

Feedback to date tells us that such opportunities to meet and have short-but-meaningful conversations with those working in architecture that you may never otherwise meet is much appreciated. The event was sold out well before the night, so Auckland's next event is already under way for September 26th, as part of the NZIA Architecture Week. As demand is high, the venue will be larger to cater for more than the 50 who attended last week's fantastic event. And remember, this need not be restricted to females only -  male graduates may benefit from female mentors and vica-versa.

Our thanks to Resene for their sponsorship support and Little & Friday for hosting us.

A big thank you to the organising team: Janice Au, Siran Li, Kayley Feng, Bojana Kavrakovska, Pam Sando

Also currently being organised is a similar Date Night to be held in Wellington in July/August. More information on this soon.


Proudly sponsored by Resene, A+W•NZ invites you to join us for a night of professional conversation. This event offers the opportunity for women in the architecture profession, and those who are soon to join, to get together for a night of mutual mentorship. Structured like a speed-dating event, the format will include short and concise conversations - accompanied by delectable Little & Friday desserts and coffee.

Whether you are an up-and-coming, in suspension from the profession, or a well-established architect, come and share your experiences and aspirations.

When:   Wednesday 24 June 2015, 7pm
Where:  Little & Friday Cafe
             12 Melrose Street

Cost:     $15 per ticket


Tickets available from Eventbrite