Upcoming Events

January 31, 2022
6:30PM EST
WILD National: Q&A with our LightFair 2021 PechaKucha Speakers!
Watch (or re-watch!) their presentations in advance and come prepared to dive a little a deeper with each of them. We’ve re-recorded the session to offer clearer sound and legible slides.

During LightFair, WILD presented a round of fast-paced and engaging PechaKucha, or “chit-chats”. A PechaKucha consists of 20 images for 20 seconds each. In other words, presenters have 400 seconds to tell their story, with visuals guiding the way. Each presentation offered a clear and powerful message to attendees. 
Tanya Hernandez – Let’s Talk Leadership
Rachael Stoner – Life in Middle Management
Mariel Acevedo – Codeswitching
Alana Shepherd – LGBTQ+ By the Numbers
Amber Watnik – Books as a Catalyst for Community
Luz Garcia – Traditional and Reverse Mentoring of Women by Women
Brittany Lynch – The Secret Shame of Working Moms

March 8, 2022 – SAVE THE DATE!
WILD National: International Women’s Day
We’re planning something fun, so don’t miss out!


Visit our YouTube page for videos of select events!

2021 Events

October 4 – 31, 2021
WILD New York City: Light for Life
Check out the website with photos of the build, install, and final recordings of the installation!
Partners: Tivoli Lighting, O’Blaney Rinker Associates, and Aurora Lampworks
Thank you to all the generous donors in the lighting community! With your help, we raised over $12,000!

October 28, 2021
WILD at LIGHTFAIR: Voices of WILD: Rising for Social Change
View the IG Live video here.
Mariel Acevedo – Codeswitching
Luz Garcia – Traditional and Reverse Mentoring of Women by Women
Tanya Hernandez – Let’s Talk Leadership
Brittany Lynch – The Secret Shame of Working Moms
Amber Watnik – Books as a Catalyst for Community
Alana Shepherd – LGBTQ+ By the Numbers
Rachael Stoner – Life in Middle Management

October 19, 2021
WILD Chicago Segway Tour!
Sponsored by Vode, GE Current, a Daintree Company, Ecosense and Egret Consulting

October 14, 2021
WILD Denver: The Game of Life – Personal Finance Edition
Sponsors: The Lighting Agency, Targetti, and CT Lighting & Controls

October 8, 2021
WILD San Diego: Women’s Golf Lessons

September 30, 2021
WILD San Francisco: Happy Hour!

September 20 – 22, 2021
WILD Texas: ArchLIGHT Summit
Monday – WILD Welcoming Party | Wednesday – Breakfast & Breakouts
Sponsors: Platinum/Welcome Party: Kichler, Gold/Breakfast: Progress Lighting, Bronze: Lights Fantastic Pro, Copper: Targetti and Hudson Valley Lighting Group

September 13, 2021
WILD National: Parent Resource Group (PRG+) – Under Pressure
Welcome to WILD’s new Parent Resource Group, PRG+, where we are creating positive change for parents in lighting. PRG+ will offer opportunities for connection through quarterly breakout room sessions and education through panels, articles, and industry outreach. Positive feedback from our August 2020 event showed that parents need a safe place outside of the office to ask questions, find resources, share stories, and discuss solutions. Engaged employers want to know how they can help and what resources they can offer. This group is open to all industry professionals that aspire to create a more equitable working environment for parents and caregivers.

September 9, 2021
WILD National: Lead with Light – Responding to Communities in Need
Recording Available with donation to Light Reach program: Light for Lebanon

September 7, 2021
WILD Dallas Fort Worth: Lighten Your Load and Accent Joy!

September 2, 2021
WILD Philadelphia: Re-connect

September 1, 2021
WILD St Louis: Picnic in the Park

August 26, 2021
WILD New York City: Picnic in the Park TAKE II

August 24, 2021
WILD Des Moines: Golfing with Des Moines IES

July 29, 2021
WILD New York: Picnic in the Park

July 16, 2021
NEW CHAPTER! WILD New Jersey: Virtual Kahoot Kick-off

July 15, 2021
WILD Denver: Rocky Mountain Re-Connect

June 25, 2021
WILD New York City: Development Dialogue with Deb Driscoll
Recording Available Here!

June 23, 2021
WILDes Moines: Spice Up Your Lights!

June 21, 2021
WILD Chicago + WILD Pacific Northwest: Salary Negotiation Panel
Recording Available Here!
Monica Anderson | Mazzetti
Lee Brandt | HLB Lighting
Andrew Offenbacher | Focal Point
Brooke Ziolo | Egret Consulting
Mariel Taviana Acevedo | SOLUS, WILD Pacific Northwest Chapter

June 18, 2021
WILD San Diego: A “Light” Tea Party

June 17, 2021
WILD National: How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry
Recording Available Here!

This program is presented in partnership with Women in Lighting (WIL), the North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers (NACLIQ), and Women in Lighting + Design (WILD)
Francesca Bastianini, WIL USA Ambassador / Principal Sighte Studio
Alana Shepherd, NACLIQ / Principal Intangible Light
Sophie O’Rourke / Nulty Lighting
Marién Vélez, WIL Puerto Rico / Caribbean Ambassador / 22 Studio

May 24, 2021
WILD NYC: Lighting Education, Diversity + STEM
Recording Available Here!
Michael Conway, Founder & President | Stacks+Joules
Vicki A. Hobson, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, Director of Human Resources | Syska Hennessy Group
Paula Martinez-Nobles, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, Principal | Fisher Marantz Stone
Francisca Peral, Program Facilitator | Stacks+Joules
Glenn Shrum IALD, MIES, Asst Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice | The New School: PARSONS School of Design
Kim Daley, Senior Designer | Hartranft Lighting Design, WILD New York City Committee Member

May 20, 2021
WILD LA: Introducing the Los Angeles Lighting Speakers Bureau

April 30, 2021
WILD San Diego: “Light” on our feet – Zumba Class

April 23, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies Who Lunch celebrate Earth Day

April 15, 2021
WILD Denver: Women and Grief

March 30, 2021
WILD Philadelphia: Women, Wine & Words

March 26, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies Who Lunch celebrate Women’s History Month

March 8, 2021 | International Women’s Day!
Celebrate with WILD NATIONAL: 12PM EST | 12PM CST | 12PM MST | 12PM PST

March 3, 2021
WILD Houston: Happy Hour

March 3, 2021
WILD Des Moines: Happy Hour Scavenger Hunt

February 26, 2021
WILD NYC: Virtual Yoga

February 17, 2021
WILD Denver: Mind & Body Re-Set
Emily Logsdon with Method Mindful

January 29, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies who Lunch

January 28, 2021
NEW CHAPTERS! WILD Austin and WILD Dallas Fort Worth joint virtual kick-off!

January 21, 2021
NEW CHAPTER! WILD San Diego virtual kick-off!

2020 Events

December 14, 2020
WILD NYC: Holiday Games & Giving
Charity: Feed the Frontlines

November 05, 2020
WILD NYC @ PARSONS: Lighting Injustice

October 30, 2020
WILD NYC: Spooky Halloween Lunch

October 05, 2020
WILD NYC: Examining Diversity: Black Women and the Lighting Industry
Panelists: Jessie Frias, Nel Reed, Laetitia Stephanos, and Nichol Murrell
Event Recording

September 23, 2020
WILD Chicago: If Only I’d Know…
Panelists: Dawn Hollingsworth, Helen Diemer, and Leslie North
Moderator: Jess Baker

September 2, 2020
Not Your Average Old Boys Club: Supporting Female Talent Beyond the EP
Speakers: Alexandra Gadawski, Catherine Leskowat, Brittany Lynch, and Amber Poirier

August 26, 2020
WILD NYC: Ladies who Lunch – celebrating Women’s Equality Day

August 18, 2020
Project Management from a Woman’s Perspective
Event Recording
Speakers: Andrea Hartranft, Shayna Bramley, and Robert Bazan
Moderator: Kelly Roberts

August 11, 2020

August 6, 2020
WILD Denver: Starting the Anti-Racism Conversation (and how to be a better ally)
Co-Hosts: Sara Blanchard and Alicia Biggs
Event Recording & After-Event Q&A
Additional Resources

July 31, 2020
WILD NYC: Ladies Who Lunch

June 29, 2020
WILD NYC: Discuss + Discover | LINK TO RECORDING!
Performance Evaluations: How to Minimize the Fluff and Maximize the Essential
Studies show that written feedback women receive at review time is more general and less “performance-based” than the feedback men receive. The following two articles express the research findings in more detail.
How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews, and What to Do About It
Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back

May 18, 2020
WILD NYC: Virtual Happy Hour
Thank you to everyone who shared at the event!
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Febuary 29, 2020
WILD NYC: Publicolor Volunteer Oppurtunity

Febuary 28, 2020
WILD ATL: Vision Board Twist and Fundraising Event

Febuary 26, 2020
WILD CHI: OK Boomer! – Communication Across Generations
Host: Pella Showroom

Febuary 14, 2020
WILD PHL: Valentine’s Day Light Lunch

January 27, 2020
WILD NYC: Financial Health: How to find value in your Portfolio

Hosted by: GoodMart LLC
Sponsor: O’blaney Rinker Associates
Speaker: Xerxes Dubash (contact @ 
xdd200@nyu dot edu)

January 24, 2020
WILD Atlanta: WILD Woman Tribal Call

January 14, 2020
WILD PHL: Women, Wine & Words (Book Club)
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell