We can finally announce the favourites of our first ever Women In Lighting Awards. The WIL Awards were created to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements and the achievements of those who support them within the field of architectural lighting design.
We were inspired by the Maya Angelou poem, “Still I rise”. In 2020, we had to deal with issues that had never come our way before but despite adversity, we were still able to achieve and make great things happen. Nominations were invited from accomplishments that were large or small, and all the nominations are available to view on the WIL website. This means that even if nominees were not chosen as a final favourite, they are still honoured and celebrated for their contributions and shared with a wider audience. We invited nominations for people that did something special in 2020 under the categories of Achievement, Initiatives and Supporters. The aim was to give the nominees some recognition and allow us together, to acknowledge their successes.
Some of our ambassadors created a panel to pick out some specific high achievers, top supporters and favourite initiatives so that we could honour them in more detail but in truth everyone nominated is a winner and we celebrate you all. The nominations opened on March 8th on International Women’s Day and netted a total of 180 nominations. This resulted in 141 nominees from 36 countries.
Please join us live to celebrate our highlighted winners and all the nominees.
Women In Lighting is an inspirational 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, celebrate their work and therefore help elevate their profile.
For more information on the Women in Lighting project please check the website: https://womeninlighting.com/