WIL 5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary

March 8th 2024
Light + Building Frankfurt

The Women In Lighting project began on March 8th, International Women’s Day in 2019.

At Light + Building in Frankfurt on March 8th, 2024, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the project in conjunction with Messe Frankfurt.

This year’s theme for IWD is Inspire Inclusion and we hope to do just that. We invite all our partners, collaborators, supporters and contributors to come along. We will be hosting a morning of interesting and celebratory content with a networking session at lunchtime within the Light + Building show.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible. You have all made this project a huge international success and we would love it if you could join us.



March 7th 3—4pm
Topic: Inspirational Women

Six speakers, three men and three women present in a PechaKucha style. Drinks served.

Carla Wilkins


Cherine Saroufim

WIL Ambassador to Lebanon

Andrea Hartranft

Hartranft Lighting

Amardeep Dugar

Lighting RN-D

Tejas Doshi

Light & Beyond

WIL 5 Year Anniversary

March 8th 10am—2pm

Hall 3 Level 1, B50
Design Plaza, Hall 3.1




The WIL Project by Light Collective

Jen Lewin

Enlightening Public Space: The Power of Interactive Light Art

Jen Lewin / Jen Lewin Studio
Jen Lewin is an American installation artist who is known around the world for her public, interactive light landscapes. As visitors walk, dance, jump and play across her installations, they are able to generate an infinite amount of changes to the works’ colors and reflections. Inspired by light and reflection that occurs in nature, Lewin’s installations—though often temporary—are always site specific and designed to interact within their natural environment. Jen has shown that art has the transformative capability to bring together communities and make the world feel a little more connected.  Jen currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Ulrike Brandi

Reflections on 35 years of being a female lighting designer

Ulrike Brandi / Ulrike Brandi Licht
Ulrike Brandi is an internationally active lighting planner based in Hamburg. Since 1987, her office has realised more than 1,000 projects (indoor and outdoor spaces) and she has worked with the most important architects of our time. She has published numerous publications on the subject of light and is a sought-after expert, she regularly speaks and teaches on international stages. She also runs her own Institute for Light and Design.
Julie Boniche

Our Secret Language: To Orchestrate Emotions

Julie Boniche / Moment Factory
As a multimedia director, Julie Boniche is constantly looking for new creative ways to create memorable immersive experiences for the audience, each project needing to achieve a perfect balance between visual impact and emotional storytelling. Initially a set and lighting designer, she worked for several years in the world of opera and theatre, and also contributed to the development of the immersive experience department at ACTLD.com in Belgium.

Today, Julie is in charge of the creative vision of projects at Moment Factory. She manages a talented creative team that pushes the limits of creativity, motivated by the connection between the audience and the immersive experience. Meticulous, creative and blessed with a collaborative nature, Julie is an essential asset for Moment Factory. As she has the ability to take on both more intimate projects and large-scale events. Julie’s recent achievements include the Grand Magic Hotel and the Alta Lumina course in Les Gets in which she collaborated. 

Introduction by Katia Kolovea


Anne Militello

Vortex Lighting

WIL Ambassadors

Martina Frattura

R.A.W. Blogger

Giorgia Brusemini

WIL Ambassador in Italy

Magali Mendez

WIL Ambassador in Mexico

Surbhi Jindal

WIL Ambassador in India

Networking with drinks


End of Event

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