Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) is launching a formal membership program with multiple levels of membership to meet lighting professionals at all stages of their careers.
WILD is an inclusive organization that welcomes all women in lighting, and as well as allies, to be part of the WILD community. All members play an essential role in ensuring that WILD voices are heard and in helping advocate for all underrepresented genders in the lighting industry. They are committed to meeting all members’ needs by promoting inclusivity, fostering growth, and expanding networks. They put their trust in their allies to know when space is needed to support safe and open conversations.
WILD’s strength comes from its community – offering members empowerment, fostering connections, encouraging leadership and advocacy, and they believe that they changing the face of the industry and the built environment. WILD’s leadership expects that the new formal membership program will create opportunities for the organization to share resources and to create opportunities for connections.
Membership Levels include: Professional, Emerging Professional, Student, Retired, and Honorary
Membership Benefits: membership pin, subsidized or no event fees, access to a private LinkedIn group, connection with other members, and the opportunity for members to have their accomplishments and activities celebrated and promoted.
Annual membership fees are $20 for Professional Level and $10 for Emerging Professional Level. The other three membership levels are free. The organization notes that there are a limited number of needs based memberships available at each paid level. More information is available at https://womeninlightinganddesign.org/membership/
The mission of WILD is to provide the lighting industry an inclusive and open environment to engage in conversations and inspire action. They are committed to empowering members by increasing representation, amplifying voices, and providing a safe and supportive network for personal and professional growth through connection, mentorship, and knowledge-sharing. The purpose of the organization is to advocate for equity, dignity, and autonomy for women and the benefits of a gender-balanced industry. They welcome all women in lighting and their allies to be part of the WILD community.
For insights on one of WILD’s signature initiatives, check out our story on the Lamplighter Coalition.