IDSA's Women in Design special interest section supports women towards achieving their full professional potential and promotes women as future leaders. Members share perspectives on career development, build their professional skills, and expand their networks by planning and participating in sponsored lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and professional lunches/dinners. The section provides a constructive and honest environment in which real-world issues can be discussed, debated and solved. Social events throughout the year compliment the professional focus, providing further opportunities for women to realize the incredible knowledge and resources available to them within their own professional community. IDSA's first Women+Design Summit was held on May 12, 2017 in San Diego!