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LED Summit: LED Expo Brings Focus On Women In Lighting Industry

The event was supported by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and event partner K-LITE Industries.

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LED Summit Knowledge Forum organized by Messe Frankfurt India, united successful women entrepreneurs from the lighting industry to address the challenges that female employees continue to face in the arena of lighting.

The event was supported by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and event partner K-LITE Industries.  

"In India, and across most parts of the world, women are seen actively taking leadership roles in private firms as well as professional bodies and industry associations. While this is very much prevalent in the lighting design segment – other disciplines such as manufacturing and sales in lighting still suffer from the very poor representation of women," it said in an official statement.  

With the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) as the knowledge partner, the LED Summit webinar organized earlier this month, united some of the most influential & successful women entrepreneurs from the lighting industry to discuss the topic of ‘Women & The Lighting Profession – Understanding their role’.

“In academics, there are a vast number of women going in to learn lighting design, but very few of them actually end up becoming a part of the industry,” said Shailee Trivedi, IALD Member and IIID (Institute of Indian InteriorDesigners) ChairElect. 

Surbhi Jindal, Indian Ambassador for Women in Lighting (WIL) said how WIL has been working relentlessly to profile, celebrate and support the women working in lighting. She also shared how women are facing the brunt of the severely affected job market due to the current pandemic. 

While talking about the significance of women employees and leaders in the industry, Sharmila Kumbhat, Director, K-LITE, “Lighting being both an art and science, women by their very nature have the insights and temperament for art, architecture, and design. Yet it is important to overcome these gender barriers and allow talent to come regardless of gender.”


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