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The Stop Overworking Formula For Women Architects

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join AIA CNJ and AIA NJ Women in Architecture for this Virtual Presentation: 

The Stop Overworking Formula for Women Architects

1 LU (pending)

Are you a woman in architecture who struggles with overwork, work stress, or even burnout? Your brain continues to spin with work-related worries even when you’re not there, and it’s hard to take time off without guilt or to be fully present with your kids, your partner, or your relationships outside of work?

As a leader, you take on too many tasks and struggle to say no. You’re constantly being pulled into inefficient meetings and work in the weeds, and you worry constantly about whether it’s all enough, if you’re good enough, and about keeping everyone happy.

If you struggle with this—and even fantasize sometimes about having a boring easy job (but you know that wouldn’t satisfy you either)—this training is for you. You’ll learn the real reason why so many high-achieving women leaders get stuck in overwork and what you can do about it. You’ll learn the surprising pathway to achieving more in your career by doing less. You’ll learn how to get out of the weeds and operate at a higher level in your work so you can have more impact, more satisfaction, and more time and mental space to enjoy everything outside of your job in this one precious life.

You’ll learn:

→ How to work less and still succeed at work (and actually accomplish more as a result)

→ How to get out of the weeds, be less reactive, and be a more strategic and visionary leader in your career

→ How to set and maintain boundaries with more joy and ease (and less drama and guilt!)

→ How to shut off your work brain after work so you can enjoy guilt-free time off, and be present, energetic and joyful with your family, your friends, and in your life outside of work

Learning Objectives:

→ Participants will reduce work hours and stress while achieving more client satisfaction and profit.
→ Participants will practice strategies to be less reactive and be a more strategic and visionary in their roles
→ Participants will enact strategies to set and maintain boundaries between work and their personal lives
→ Participants will create mental breaks between work and their personal lives to reduce their chances of burnout and increase their chances of creative ideation


This course is presented by Maya Sharfi.

Maya Sharfi is founder of Build Yourself, a leadership coaching company that helps women in design and planning grow into senior leadership roles without burnout and overwhelm.

Maya’s clients achieve results like worrying less about work after hours, delegating more, and also moving into senior director roles, launching new, innovative programs, and even achieving salary bumps like $25k, $40k, and even $80k and $100k. Maya is a former Harvard Innovation Lab resident and has an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


When you register, please include your AIA number in the Special Instructions field, if applicable. Please contact Erin at president@aiacnj.org if you have any questions or request for special accommodations.

Zoom details will be provided via email prior to the event.

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$0.00 Non-Member Ticket    

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February 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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