All females working in the lighting industry – whether they are American Lighting Association (ALA) members or not – are invited to participate in the fifth round of the Mentor Matching program sponsored by the ALA’s Women in Lighting group. Launched in 2020, this program pairs women in all segments of the lighting industry and all experience levels with each other on a quarterly basis to foster networking and mentorship.

Interested? Better hurry! The deadline  is September 30. Those who sign up here will be paired with another participant in the program, which runs October through the end of December 2021.

Pairs are encouraged to have a call with each other at least once a month during that timeframe. As a reminder to connect, suggested conversation topics will be posted to the Women in Lighting Facebook Group.

While pairings will be made with mentorship in mind, peers may also be paired to encourage networking and expand industry contacts. Pairings change each quarter to rotate mentors and help to establish even more one-on-one interactions between women in the industry.

Even if you have participated in previous rounds of Mentor Matching, you will need to sign up again to be matched in this latest round.

The next Mentor Matching opportunity will take place in the first quarter of 2022 with sign up occurring in December.