Women in Lighting

Cristina MartinezFanny EnglundRósa Dögg ÞorsteinsdóttirGreta SmetoniuteJuliette NielsenGalina KorolkovaFrancesca BastianiniAmy NelsonAlexandra Schremer PayénRebecca WeirKaori HirokiSiegrid SideriusReem M. YassinMahdis AliasgariEva PerssonZerlina HughesLisa MarchesiLuz Mariela ZacariasAmanda SzaboChristine KühneCherine SaroufimManju DileepPaulina VillalobosFatemeh DastgheibVeronica ChernetsCourtney MarkVeronika Mayerböck

“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 50+ 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


8 November 2019:

R.A.W: Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal (1912-1969) a pioneer in the field of Theatre Lighting Design, it was during her thirty-three year career that the Lighting Designer joined the Scene and Costume Designer as a member of the production team.
8 November 2019:

2019 WIL panels & speakers

Upcoming events featuring WIL ambassadors and interviewees: Lux Live on 13 Nov + WIL NYC Launch Party

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