Women in Lighting to host series of walks for International Men’s Day

15th November 2021

(Worldwide) – The global Women in Lighting project has always been focused on gender equity and creating as many industry situations as possible where the scenario is 50:50.

While this has meant the project has previously celebrated International Women’s Day, this year they are also marking International Men’s Day on 19 November.

Women in Lighting are using the day as an opportunity to celebrate the positive value that men bring to our world, our families and communities, while also considering the themes of International Men’s Day 2021 – improving gender relations and promoting gender equality, not only for men but for women too.

Alongside WIL partner Designers Mind, the initiative is also using the day as a chance to look at the global facts and figures relating to men’s mental wellbeing. With this in mind, WIL’s male supporters and allies are hosting a series of international walks, taking place on 19 November.

Designers Mind is also creating a set of talking points for each walk focused on mental heath and wellbeing, giving male supporters the chance to get out of the office, connect, discuss and consider the themes promoted for 2021.

Anyone interested in taking part or hosting a walk can contact hello@lightcollective.net. A London walk will be hosted by Marcus Steffen at 1pm on 19 November. For more information on this walk, contact marcus@mslightingdesign.co.uk.

Women in Lighting has asked anyone taking part to share a photo of their walk online, tagging @womeninlighting and using the hashtag #WILInternationalMensDay.