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 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


6 September 2019:

R.A.W Series

The R.A.W series is a set of blogs that will expose the trailblazing stories of our chosen ‘Radical' and ‘Ardent’ Women in Lighting for bringing pivotal change in the industry with their passion for light. We are looking to offer a fresh perspective on the contributions that these women have…
30 August 2019:

International Day of Light 2019

WIL created a social media campaign on the International Day of Light on May 16th where we asked women to post a shadow photo of themselves and a male colleague.

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