Women in Lighting

Women in Lighting

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“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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LIT 2020 Spotlight Recipient

WIL Awards Nominees

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Berry van Egten

Designer, Artist, Educator / the Netherlands (NL)
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Sharing knowledge is Berry's passion! He loves the lighting design profession and wants nothing more than to get others enthusiastic about the profession too.

Nominated by
Ellen Goulmy

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Rebecca Hatch

Non-profit / UK
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Volunteer ILP Vice-President, Managing Director, and experienced consultant. In 2020 Rebecca led her company in manufacturing ventilators, supporting the NHS.

Nominated by
Institution of Lighting Professionals

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Thomas Schielke

Architect, Educator / Germany
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For his continuous contribution to the lighting industry with the creation of valuable resources, archdaily articles, online and offline talks, and last but not least educational papers about light.

Nominated by
Anonymous

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Henrika Pihlajaniemi

Designer, Architect, Educator, Researcher / Finland
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Henrika Pihlajaniemi is an Architect (M.Sc.) and D.Sc. (Tech), researcher, lighting designer and an initiator of a long needed education of architectural lighting design in Finland (2020-). Her influence on the lighting culture in Finland is significant!

Nominated by
Annukka Larsen

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Alison Ritter

Educator, Event Organiser, Journalist, Publisher / Germany
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Alison Ritter has made an enormous impact on developing the lighting design profession through her work.

Nominated by
Annukka Larsen

 

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Logo competition - WIL Mexico

WIL Mexico held a competition to create a new version of the WIL Logo specifically for local activities, and also created an amazing booklet inspired by UN Women with 12 small actions with big impacts to help us get to equality.
9 April 2021:

Jacqueline Hen

An interview with Jacqueline Hen, a light magician and winner of International Light Art Award 2019 for her installation ‘LIGHT HIGH’.

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