WILD Virtual Event - Examining Diversity: Black Women and the Lighting Industry

Monday, October 5th, 2020
Online (details coming soon)
5:00pm – 6:30pm EST

Featuring: Jessie Frias (Illuminico, Quotations / Project Manager), Nel Reed (Pfizer, Inc, North America HR Administration Partner), Laetitia Stephanos (Fisher Marantz Stone, Designer), and Nichol Murrell (Barbizon Lighting Company, Systems Inside Sales).

Join a conversation between Black women in the lighting + design community as WILD NYC hosts a program responding to the current energy from the Black Lives Matter movement. We are committed to identifying the next steps in eliminating systemic racism in the lighting industry and working to discover paths that might rectify the lack of diversity in our community. The event will feature a 45 minute panel discussion, followed by an interactive Q & A, with a focus on the following:

  • Personal stories/challenges and examples of systemic racism experienced by Black women that relate to their journey in the lighting industry.
  • Thoughts on why there are so few women of color working in the field and what measures and actionable steps can be taken to diversify our community.

This event is open to everyone and we encourage all members of the lighting community to attend and ask questions.

In addition, please help us by filling out the below anonymous questionnaire to develop our panel discussion content. This will help us better serve our community's needs and hold a mirror to our industry. We value your input.


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