Women in Lighting

Barbara RodriguezMonica Luz LoboJapanHong KongGuatemalaCosta RicaGalina KorolkovaMahdis AliasgariSwitzerlandIrelandIcelandEllen GoulmyChileIsraelBeata DentonUAEJordanCroatiaAustriaBirgit Walter IranGisela Steiger EstoniaSwedenGreta SmetoniuteUkraineGreece

“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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11 October 2019:

First Italian roundtable of WIL

The first Italian round table was a time to meet and discuss future concrete steps towards enhancing Italian lighting professionals. 12 professionals from planning, teaching, journalism, production, art and research.
8 October 2019:

2019 WIL panels & speakers

Upcoming events featuring WIL ambassadors and interviewees.

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