Nominations Open for 2024 ALA’s Women in Lighting Leadership Award

The American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting (WIL) Committee announces that nominations are open for its 6th Annual Women in Lighting Leadership Award. The 2024 Award will be presented to a deserving female leader in the industry during the June 19-22, 2024, Lightovation show at Dallas Market Center.

The annual Women in Lighting Leadership Award recognizes one individual for her role in at least two of the following activities within the past two years:

  • Achievement/leadership in the lighting industry
  • Support of ALA
  • Mentoring of other women in the lighting industry
  • Devotion to their community through philanthropy, volunteer work, or outstanding active support/participation.

The recipient must be a member of the American Lighting Association (ALA), nominated by an ALA member, and voted upon by the Women in Lighting Committee.

The 2023 recipient of the Women in Lighting Leadership Award was Gross Electric President Laurie Gross. Previous recipients include Varaluz Vice President of Sales Kellee Hollenback Hammond, Bulbrite President Cathy Choi, Nora Lighting Executive Vice President Jilla Farzan, and Lighting Etc. founder Norma Cooper.

Nominations for the Women in Lighting Leadership Award are accepted year-round at The deadline for submitting 2024 nominations is March 1, 2024.

For more information about Women in Lighting, visit or request to join the Women in Lighting Facebook Group and Linked In Group, and be sure to follow @ALAWomenInLighting on Instagram.