As the host of this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Meredith Everist, the principal at Bayless Architects. Meredith shared her journey to becoming a principal, highlighting the importance of mentors and advocates in her career. She emphasized the need for diversity in the architecture industry and discussed the challenges and opportunities for women in the field. Meredith’s passion for encouraging young women to pursue careers in architecture was evident throughout the conversation. She stressed the significance of female voices in design and leadership roles. The episode concluded with a message of empowerment and support for aspiring architects, encouraging them to break through barriers and make a difference in the profession. Overall, the interview with Meredith was insightful and inspiring, shedding light on the importance of gender equity and diversity in the architecture industry.