Women in Lighting

Women in Lighting

Veronica ChernetsAlisa SheinsonMonica Luz LoboClaudia PazKaori EndoCristina MartinezMaria AlmenaRegina SantosElo LiivEmily MonatoSevval Bolukbasi Pavla BeranovIsis GomezTere De LeonDiana JoelsFrancesca FeltrinTippaya PrasertsukAnnukka LarsenMahdis AliasgariLara ElbazDalal AlsharhanYah Li TohFanny EnglundIris DijkstraVannapa PimviriyakulKristina AlbuPaula Rainha

“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

Lastest WIL Awards Nominees

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Amanda Speight

Management / UK
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Amanda boasts almost 40 years of experience in senior roles in the lighting sector and is highly regarded in the industry

Nominated by
Ellie MacDonald

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Chiara Carucci

Designer / Sweden+Italy
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Chiara has always been supportive, ready to encourage and celebrate my first steps in the lighting design world. She's a giver, a real mentor!

Nominated by
Giorgia Brusemini, Simona Cosentino, Carolina Levy & Elena Volpi

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Luna Lighting - Dañiel Luna-Fuller

Designer, Engineer, Management / United States
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I am nominating Dañiel Luna-Fuller because she is such a strong woman in the industry. She went from being in military to owning her own lighting design company. And has accomplished so much in her business since it opened.

Nominated by
Eryn Bradburn

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Helena Gentili

Designer / Brasil
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I've decided to nominee Helena for 2 main reason. First of all for her resilience against professional and life adversity. And secondly, for her abilities as a professional and WIL supporter as well. Both skills that I've always admired.

Nominated by
Giacomo Rossi

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David Gilbey

Designer, Educator, Researcher / Italy
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David is the essence of real humanity. He always inspires and supports both men and women in the lighting world to truly believe in themselves. He continues to make a positive difference to so many people’s lives.

Nominated by
Karen Owens

 

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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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