Women in Lighting

Women in Lighting

Lara ElbazJinkie De JesusSunyoung HwangFanny EnglundRachel ThomsonAmarasri SongcharoenIsabel VillarDaniella Wong MagnalardoSara McElroyPauline DibsAnnukka LarsenElena MuñioMomena SaleemMenekşe Şeyma KAYASevval Bolukbasi Isis GomezTere De LeonGabriela Tapia LaraRayane BelkadiAbeer NowailatyGoziem UkachukwuMonica Luz LoboGiordana ArcesilaiClaudia GiacomobelloDiana GalicDasomm ChoiJoy Wong

“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

T-shirt Design Competition Winners

About the Competition

New Project Interviews


14 October 2020:

Night-time Traveller

Night-time Traveller is an initiative which inquires about those specific needs that afflict us as women.
28 August 2020:

R.A.W: Shirley Prendergast

“Good lighting often goes unnoticed by the audience” – Shirley Prendergast was an inspiration to many African-American lighting designers. Her trailblazing work has paved way for the upcoming generation of designers.

Subscribe to WIL newsletter