Women in Lighting

Fanny EnglundGreta SmetoniuteMahdis AliasgariEllie CoombsAmy RennieIlze KundzinaChristine KühneGiorgia BruseminiPilasinee RattarangsiFabiana​ Nery PardhananiAlessandra BertoliniCristina MartinezVeronika MayerböckJill GustafsonPavla BeranovSabine De SchutterLisa MarchesiChristina AugustesenPaula RainhaZerlina HughesMacarena RissoSusanna AnticoAnnukka LarsenDaniella Wong MagnalardoClaudia Kappl JoyRachael NichollsJuliette Nielsen

“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.

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New Project Interviews


23 January 2020:

R.A.W: Sheila Kennedy

Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”.
13 December 2019:

R.A.W: Jennifer Veitch

Dr. Jennifer Veitch believes that it takes cooperation: vision science, cognitive psychology, and physiology together for developing the basic knowledge about lighting.

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