Nominations for 2023 Women in Lighting Leadership Award

Nominations for 2023 Women in Lighting Leadership Award

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 LinkedIn Group, and be sure to follow @ALAWomenInLighting on Instagram.

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