Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Networking Breakfast: Women and Leadership Presented by WILD

Networking Breakfast: Women and Leadership Presented by WILD - Women in Lighting + Design

Wednesday, March 13
7:30am – 9:15am
Room: Nassau West

Note: This presentation has now been changed to Wednesday

Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a welcoming breakfast, and connect with peers from across the country to start your day. While learning about women leaders in lighting of yesterday and today, engage in a lively, strategic discussion of the opportunities and challenges currently facing women in the industry. This informal conversation will provide networking opportunities and encouragement for the leaders of tomorrow. All members of the community are invited. Breakfast sponsored by Axis Lighting.

A guided tour of LEDucation with an industry professional. All attendees welcome.


Growing from a need for community and networking opportunities in the lighting industry, Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) began meeting casually in the 1990s. From small beginnings, WILD has blossomed into an established organization with multiple chapters nationwide and a burgeoning international presence.
Our mission is to provide an inclusive and open environment for professional and personal growth by offering community, mentorship, and knowledge sharing. We are a feminist organization, believing in the equality of the sexes, and strive to promote and encourage this in the lighting industry. WILD connects and supports our members, convening for discussions on topics such as professional growth, workplace sexism, financial health and parental planning, as well as supporting charitable causes. Some events are open to men to help further understanding of current issues, to broaden perspectives, and to inspire engagement in the process. These are not simply women’s issues, but are problems that affect the entire community. We acknowledge the struggles of our past while focusing on how to build forward into the future.
We are WILD.