Women in Lighting

This ALA committee is an all-inclusive group of lighting industry professionals dedicated to providing opportunities to:

  • Network with other women in the lighting industry

  • Recognize and encourage achievement and leadership of women in the lighting industry

  • Provide mentoring opportunities for women of all levels of expertise 

Women in Lighting Committee is raising funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) in the name of Karen Krieger who recently passed away. Karen was vice president of BC Sales, and her husband, Brad, president of BC Sales, serves on the ALA Manufacturing Representative Steering Committee. Karen’s aunt, Martha Graham of Martha Graham & Associates, is an involved ALA Women in Lighting Committee member.

We have created a limited-edition collectible pin with the intent to establish an annual fundraising initiative for a worthy cause around each Conference. This year’s pins are sponsored by Visual Comfort & Co. making it possible to donate 100 percent of the $20 purchase price to support OCRA in Karen’s memory. The association and Women in Lighting Committee are grateful for the opportunity to honor Karen and her family.



Women in Lighting Pin

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020/Categories: News, Women in Lighting

The Women in Lighting Committee has launched its mentor matching program, which is open to any woman who is an ALA member. All segments of the industry and all experience levels are welcome to join.

This new program will randomly pair participants with each other to encourage networking and expand members’ industry contacts. Pairings will change each quarter to rotate mentors and help to establish more one-on-one contacts between members.

Pairs will be encouraged to have a call with each other at least once a month. As a reminder to connect with your mentor, Women in Lighting will post suggested conversation topics each week to the Women in Lighting Facebook Group page. These reminders will also be e-mailed to participants in the program.

“We want to be the conduit to make connections between women in the industry, but we also want to get out of the way and let relationships form organically,” said Women in Lighting Co-Chair Laura Van Zeyl. “Once contact is established, even after the mentorship assignment rotates, that’s one more person to tap when there’s a question or a need. It’s also an opportunity for individuals to introduce a new contact to their existing networks to further expand the reach and value of the program.”

Sign up for the mentor matching program on the Women in Lighting landing page on the ALA website: www.lightingwomen.com. While supplies last, any woman who signs up for the program will receive a complimentary Women in Lighting reusable fabric face mask.

Watch that same page and the Facebook Group for details also about an online Women in Lighting event that will precede ALA’s Sept. 14-16 Virtual Symposium.


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