Nominations Open for 2023 ALA Women in Lighting Leadership Award

by | Oct 13, 2022 | News

Image: Kellee Hollenback Hammond (center), Varaluz vice president of sales, accepts the 2022 WILLA from ALA Women in Lighting co-chair Colleen Visage (left), Progress Lighting vice president product management; and Laura Van Zeyl, Dallas Market Center vice president lighting technology development & marketing, during the June 2022 Lightovation show in Dallas.

The American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting (WIL) Committee announces that nominations are open for its fifth Annual Women in Lighting Leadership Award (WILLA). The 2023 award will be presented to a deserving female leader in the industry during the June 21-24, 2023, Lightovation show at Dallas Market Center. The annual WILLA recognizes one individual for her role in at least two of the following activities within the past two years:

  • Achievement/leadership in the lighting industry
  • Support of ALA
  • Mentoring of other women in the lighting industry
  • Devotion to her community through philanthropy, volunteer work, or outstanding active support/participation.

The recipient must be a member of the American Lighting Association (ALA), nominated by an ALA member, and voted upon by the WIL Committee.

The 2022 recipient of the WILLA was Varaluz Vice President of Sales Kellee Hollenback Hammond. Previous recipients include Bulbrite President Cathy Choi, Nora Lighting Executive Vice President Jilla Farzan, and Lighting Etc. founder Norma Cooper. Nominations for future recipients are accepted year-round at The deadline for submitting 2023 nominations is Jan. 31, 2023.

For more information about ALA Women in Lighting, visit or request to join the WIL Facebook Group and Linked In Group, and be sure to follow @ALAWomenInLighting on Instagram.