New Parents in Lighting initiative launches

28th June 2023

(UK) – Parents in Lighting is a UK-based initiative aimed at creating a peer support network to provide assistance and resources for expectant and current parents in the lighting industry.

The initiative was established by Chloe Salvi, Lighting Designer at LightIQ, and Ruth Kelly Waskett, Project Director at Hoare Lea.

“It can feel challenging to navigate personal and professional life during some stages of parenthood. Having a support network of peers in the industry that have walked a similar path can facilitate this balance and assist individuals with their career growth,” says Co-Founder Salvi.

The pair are calling for parents and soon-to-be parents in the lighting community to take a short, five-minute, survey to gather more information and statistics on those with children in the industry. The survey can be found here:

The initiative is also keen to hear of positive experiences from parents in lighting to be featured in a short issue of good practice examples. Email Salvi and Kelly Waskett at to be involved.