Our vision of serving as a global platform for lighting innovation would not be possible without a vibrant and diverse lighting community offering a broad range of perspectives and expertise.
In honor of Black History Month, we feature inspiring lighting industry leaders who share their views on representation, opportunity, diversity, inclusion, equality and offer glimpses into their own journey.
We are grateful to Tanya Hernandez, Peter A. Hugh, Lauren Dandridge Gaines and Danielle Samuel for participating in our series, and sharing their stories, voices and inspiration with us. Their thoughtful posts offer plenty to reflect on. While there are encouraging signs of positive change in our industry, true change only comes about when each one of us commits to being open-minded, checking inadvertent bias, and speaking up on behalf of someone who may not have representation at the table.
Do check out what each of these brilliant lighting industry voices has to say:
Incorporating Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) into the IES Culture – Peter A. Hugh, IALD, IES
Diversity is a Push for Opportunity – Lauren Dandridge Gaines, LC, IES
Dream Big. Design Big. Speak Up. – Danielle Samuel
Life-Cycle Liberty and Justice for All: 4 Tips for Exploring Life Cycle Environmental and Social Sustainability – Kasey Johnson, Kate Hickcox, and Tyler Harris