5th Anniversary

March 8th 2024
Light + Building Frankfurt


Mary J. VarherFanny EnglundNiloofar BehniaManju DileepMacarena RissoBochra MekniLilly MutisyaDiana GalicJessica GreenbergFuko SasakiPauline DibsCarrie Donahue BremnerJemima Unwin TejiDawn LaddKamaleka NaidooJuliet RennieMaria Fernanda Castillo MoralesGiorgia BruseminiChiara CarucciRayane BelkadiMegan CarrollKristina AllisonMaría Gil de MontesTippaya PrasertsukBarbara HortonSurbhi JindalPhoebe Yu

“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


14 May 2024:

Losing the Plot? Navigating Motherhood as a Freelance Lighting Designer

For the last 20 years, Katy Morison has worked in theatre lighting and has been a parent for the last 7 years. In this seminar, Katy will explore the challenges and barriers mothers face whilst trying to sustain a career as a freelance Lighting Designer for the stage. What can make a difference and how can we best…
10 April 2024:

Ongoing List of Interesting Reads

Newly added: Women in Manufacturing & Dark Sky International
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