Women in Lighting

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 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

WIL Awards 2022 – Latest Nominees

Education & Research

Sharon Huizinga


Sharon is a perfect blend of designer, programmer, global connections and education. Sharon is super socially and environmentally progressive.

Nominated by
Brian Dowd


Priyanka Aswani

Designer, Engineer, Outreach / Canada

Her background in engineering and passion for technology and cultural exchange gives her a rounded approach to any design challenge!

Nominated by
Vaidehi Patil


Justyna Staniewska

Designer / United Kingdom

She designs the world’s most exclusive spaces with unparalleled intuition, critical thinking and knowledge of engineering systems!

Nominated by
Priyanka Aswani

About the Awards View All Nominees

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New Project Interviews


20 May 2022:

Gender in Lighting and Dark Sky Forum

Taiwan Dark-sky Association (TDA) invited WIL ambassadors Ya-Hui Chen and Jenna Liu to talk about gender in lighting and to discuss the prospects of night lighting.
6 April 2022:

Pioneers of Light: a History of Women in Lighting Design

Veteran lighting designers Anne Militello and Beverly Emmons discuss the history of the female pioneers who blazed new trails to create the field of lighting design.

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