Updates from American Lighting Association’s Women In Lighting & WILD:
American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting Mentor Program is accepting applications for both Mentors and Mentees until November 30th. Mentors are lighting industry veterans who share their knowledge, expertise, and industry best practices with those who are new to the industry. Mentees learn from industry veterans and have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome to participate.
A brief questionnaire assists the mentoring program committee in making matches that work well for both parties. Even those who have participated in the past are asked to complete the new questionnaire in order to participate in the January – April 2023 session. Complete that questionnaire today here.
ALA’s Women in Lighting Committee has announced that nominations are open for their annual WILLA Award. The award recognizes one individual for her role in the lighting industry, support of ALA, mentoring of other women in the industry, and devotion to her community through philanthropy and or volunteerism. Both the nominator and the nominee must be ALA members. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2023.
Women In Lighting & Design (WILD) announced the results of the recent election for board seats. Congratulations to the new Board!
Kelly Roberts, President
Alessa Aguayo, President-Elect
Amber Poirier, Secretary
Sriti Singh, Treasurer
Cindy Foster-Warthen, Marketing Chair
Haley Laurence, Outreach Chair
Lois Hutchinson, Programs Chair
Srushti Totadri, Membership Chair
Rachel Bauer, Chapter Chair
WILD has also announced that PRG+, their working group that focuses on creating resources for parents, their colleagues, and employers, is hosting a takeover of the WILD private LinkedIn Group from November 28th – December 2nd. Group members are encouraged to post relatable stories, memes, and quotes about what it means to be a parent working in our industry. Join the group today and be part of the conversation next week!