Introducing the Women In Lighting Project

29 July 2021

The project started in 2019 on International Women's Day and the object of the project was to create an inspirational digital platform that profiled women working in the field of lighting and lighting design, promoting their passion and achievements, narrating their career path and goals and celebrating their work. It aims to increase the profile of women working in lighting to help encourage, support and inspire the next generation.

The project has grown massively and is also supported by individual women in 70+ 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. There are events and activities all over the world, a huge network of connections and a supportive community to join.

The project is open to all women working in lighting, covering all fields such as architecture, art, entertainment, manufacturing, education, research and journalism. But to date, we have not had the time to dedicate inviting women working in entertainment into the project and the project has mostly focussed on women working in architectural lighting. The project now has a new sponsor in Ayrton Lighting which is enabling us to ensure the door is open to women working in entertainment lighting – stage, TV, concerts, events etc.

We are kicking off this collaboration in September with an online session involving Aryton and forma and with three new interviews with some amazing women working in entertainment lighting. We can’t wait to share our conversations with:

Mildred M Moyo – Zimbabwe
Anne Militello – USA
Megumi Yatabe – Japan

If you are interested in becoming part of the project, you can get involved in the following ways:

We look forward to welcoming you into the project.

The WIL Team

Women in Lighting is not only about gender equity.  It’s also about inclusivity and how this is beneficial to an industry as a whole.