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R.A.W: Jean Rosenthal
8 November 2019:

R.A.W: Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal (1912-1969) a pioneer in the field of Theatre Lighting Design, it was during her thirty-three year career that the Lighting Designer joined the Scene and Costume Designer as a member of the production team.
2019 WIL panels & speakers
8 November 2019:

2019 WIL panels & speakers

Upcoming events featuring WIL ambassadors and interviewees: Lux Live on 13 Nov + WIL NYC Launch Party
Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam
8 November 2019:

Pecha Kucha 2019 Rotterdam

At PLDC in Rotterdam, we had an amazing Pecha Kucha with 12 international female speakers.
[d]arcroom 2019 panel: Stepping out of the Shadows
8 November 2019:

[d]arcroom 2019 panel: Stepping out of the Shadows

A diverse panel of designers shared their journey within the industry and how their career has been affected based on who they are or where they came from.
First Italian roundtable of WIL
11 October 2019:

First Italian roundtable of WIL

The first Italian round table was a time to meet and discuss future concrete steps towards enhancing Italian lighting professionals. 12 professionals from planning, teaching, journalism, production, art and research.
R.A.W: Eliza Alexandropoulou
27 September 2019:

R.A.W: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Eliza's talent doesn’t rely on an strong academic background only, but also on her ability to explore, often rupturing the stage with non-conventional aesthetic suggestions.
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…
International Day of Light 2019
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.
2 August 2019:

Accidental Feminist

Emilio Hernandez from Nulty on his discovery of being feminist, and some inspirational and easily digestible podcasts and videos.
PLDC Award at Large
17 July 2019:

PLDC Award at Large

We are very proud to announce Women In Lighting is shortlisted for the PLDC 2019 Award at Large!
WIL at Clerkenwell Design Week
25 June 2019:

WIL at Clerkenwell Design Week

"Women In Design" was hosted by WIL UK Ambassador Greta Smetoniute, with panelists Lauren Lever, Katia Kolovea, Faye Robinson and Anna Kharchenkova.
ILP and Women in lighting
25 May 2019:

ILP and Women in lighting

The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) supports the aim of the Women In Lighting platform to increase the profile of successful women working in lighting design to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation.
17 May 2019:

New Partnerships!

Women in Lighting is proud to be supported PLDC, ASBAI, APDI, STIR & Lighttecture.
8 Mar 2019 //  International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter
3 March 2019:

8 Mar 2019 //  International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter

The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. This is completely in line with one of the outcomes we want to achieve with this project. As well as creating an inspiring digital platform for women working in lighting, we…
1 March 2019:

Ongoing List of Interesting Reads

Ongoing list of recommended readings to further the project of Women in Lighting.
1 March 2019:

Press Coverage

Ongoing list of Press Coverage on the WIL project

#iamawomanoflight

According to International Women’s Day, I am very glad to tell to all the people who are engaging in lighting business that the highest position of Japanese mythology is a Goddess called Amaterasu. She is the Goddess of Light and her power is falling all over the world. Please read Japanese mythology and recognise women’s power.

Motoko Ishii, Lighting Designer