Women in Lighting

Women in Lighting

Momoko KamemotoMari Sakaue KatoSunyoung HwangTrea ten KateGisela Steiger Claudia GiacomobelloLara ElbazSusanna AnticoRósa Dögg ÞorsteinsdóttirKatia KoloveaRie UomoriMonica Luz LoboClaudia PazLuz Mariela ZacariasVeronika MayerböckEllie CoombsSara McElroyRebecca Ho-DionIman Al JashmiAnne BureauNora FayMaria AlmenaMariel Fuentes OrellanaSiegrid SideriusJenna LiuGreta SmetoniutePaulina Villalobos

“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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18 February 2021:

WIL Russia Brochure

The WIL Russia group has created a book profiling women working in lighting in Russia.
15 January 2021:

R.A.W: Marta Viana

Performer, choreographer, film-maker and light technician, Marta Viana started to experiment with stage lighting whilst getting educated in dance arts.

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