5th Anniversary

March 8th 2024
Light + Building Frankfurt


Pavla BeranovVictoria JerramKaori UmedaKristin BredalGalina ShinkevichJuliette NielsenEllen GoulmyLiudmyla PavlenkoCarlijn TimmermansMaría Gil de MontesFang HuEloise ReedKarolina HalatekAlejandra Ulloa LeitónMelike OzdenMonica Luz LoboChristine KühneSilvia TripsaYumiko NagashimaAmy RennieJuliana PascoaliniAviva Gunzburg Shivangi ShahSofia Aizzel H. ValdecañasManju DileepTine BechEmily Monato

“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 and global digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting and lighting design. It aims to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals. It aims to celebrate their work and increase the profile of women working in lighting to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation.

WIL has used social activism to highlight and challenge unconscious bias in the industry via a strong social media presence that has built a large following. The project is also supported by individual women in 75+ different countries. Ambassadors for WIL are a driving force for the project and create stand alone local initiatives and partner globally for broader initiatives. They are also a point of contact in each location for anyone seeking to find out more about the project.

Together, the project has evolved to form an international connected community that shares information, support and knowledge.  Alongside the website resource, WIL hosts an international conference annually on the 8th March and has an ongoing awards program to celebrate women in the industry.
Newsletter   The Team

LIT 2020 Spotlight Recipient

Exhibition & Book

An intimate showcase of work by five female artists

Collected Light Volume One is now available!

About the Book

WIL T-Shirt

WIL T-shirt designs

Get your WIL T-shirt, and send us your photos of you wearing them. The profits go to the Light Reach charity.

WIL T-Shirt Shop

New Project Interviews


11 January 2024:

2024 WIL Activities

2024 is shaping up to be a great year with WIL Ambassadors at the LIBME show, Play with Light in Rotterdam, and WIL 5th Anniversary!
9 December 2023:

Women Working in Sales and Manufacturing

131 years. That’s how long it will take us to achieve Gender Parity, according to the World Economic Forum. Gender Parity being the equal contribution of women and men to every dimension of life, both Public and Private.
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