The American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting (WIL) Committee will host its popular networking reception at 5pm on Tuesday, January 10, during the Lightovation show in Dallas. The event is sponsored by Maxim Lighting and will take place in the company’s Trade Mart showroom (TM 3901).
In addition to providing food, signature cocktails and a chance to interact with peers, the Women in Lighting Reception will also serve as a platform for the group to launch its 2023 charitable initiative. Previously, Women in Lighting raised $2,965 by selling pins that commemorated ALA’s annual Conference. Thanks to pin sponsors Visual Comfort & Co. and Varaluz, all proceeds from these sales benefitted the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance in memory of Karen Krieger.
A new pin design promoting ALA’s September 10-12, 2023, Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, will debut at the January reception. Available for sale at $20 each and sponsored by Maxim, these pins will benefit Women in Lighting’s 2023 charity Dress for Success, a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
“The mission statement of Dress for Success truly aligns with the mission of ALA’s Women in Lighting group,” said Dawn Howard, a Ferguson Lighting Specialist who serves the Philanthropy Subcommittee of ALA’s Women in Lighting Committee. “Aside from fundraising for them with our popular collectible pins, there are other opportunities for us to work together since they are a worldwide organization with numerous local chapters, including in Dallas.”
Attendance at the Women in Lighting Reception is open to everyone, regardless of gender or ALA membership status. The group’s in-person events aim to foster connections for professional women from all areas of the lighting industry and at all levels of experience.
but these events also foster connections for professional women from all areas of the lighting industry and at all levels of experience. Reception attendees will receive gifts and have the opportunity to enter to win a complimentary delegate registration for ALA’s 2023 Conference in Lake Tahoe.
Participants will also be encouraged to nominate outstanding women for the Women in Lighting Leadership Award at https://alamembers.com/About/Women-in-Lighting/WILLA since the deadline for submitting 2023 nominations is January 31, 2023. Any ALA member can nominate another member for this honor, which will be presented at the Women in Lighting Reception at the June 21-24 Lightovation show.
For more information about Women in Lighting, visit www.lightingwomen.com or request to join the Women in Lighting Facebook Group and LinkedIn Group, and be sure to follow @ALAWomenInLighting on Instagram.