Women in Lighting

Ellie CoombsMeike GoesslingStephanie ChristofiCourtney MarkDiana JoelsErin SlavieroFatemeh DastgheibMacarena RissoAlessandra BertoliniClementine Fletcher-SmithMenekşe Şeyma KAYADorit MalinDiana GalicNelly MarzoukCherine SaroufimDr. Karolina M. Zielinska-DabkowskaFrancesca BastianiniElo LiivSiegrid SideriusIris DijkstraYa-Hui ChengRegina SantosAlla FilippovichDaniella Wong MagnalardoPaula RainhaMariel Fuentes OrellanaHelena Gentilli

“When we talk about women in design, we should not turn it into a minority issue. We need to honour our heroines because unless they are visible, we will not encourage the next generation of female designers.” 

Ilse Crawford

WOMEN IN LIGHTING is an inspirational digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting design. It aims to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals, celebrate their work and therefore help elevate their profile in the lighting community.

There is a need to increase the profile of successful women working in lighting to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation. There is no doubt that women currently have a lower professional profile despite making up approximately 50% of the lighting design profession. Let’s change this.

The project is supported by individual female lighting designers in 60+ different countries. The WOMEN IN LIGHTING ambassadors are a point of contact in each location for anyone seeking to find out more about the project. The project also includes lighting designers plus those working in related lighting fields such as education, journalism and manufacturing.

WOMEN IN LIGHTING is not about gender inequality but about inclusivity and how this is beneficial to the profession as a whole.

Newsletter   The Team

New Project Interviews


23 March 2020:

STAGE 0 – An awareness story

Foteini Kyriakidou shares her experience with breast cancer.
13 March 2020:

Laura’s Story… Health, Light and Paint

Laura Bayliss describes her professional journey from lighting director to light artist, while coping with neurological, muscular and autoimmune disorders.

Subscribe to WIL newsletter