Lighting the Way: Episode 9 - Women in Lighting Design

In this episode of Lighting the Way, we spoke with Kelly Roberts, Studio Director for WALD Studio, about an organization promoting inclusivity and equity for women in the lighting industry.

Lighting the Way

In this episode of Lighting the Way, Managing Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Kelly Roberts, Studio Director for WALD Studio and member of Women in Lighting + Design (WILD). Roberts shared insight into what her experience has been as a woman in the lighting industry, and outlined WILD’s mission to provide an inclusive space for women to network and discuss issues that affect them. She also explained WILD’s initiatives to partner with industry organizations to ensure events are as inclusive and equitable as possible. For more information about WILD, go to

Roberts joins the architectural community through her background in theatrical scenic and lighting design. She has experience with a wide range of projects across the United States and overseas, including high-end residential, upscale retail, and boutique hospitality. Kelly enjoys the subtle layering of residential projects and the complex drama of hospitality, crafting fresh and unique designs from the requirements of each. As Studio Director at WALD Studio in New York City, Roberts is responsible for managing the firm's workflow and production for all projects, ensuring a unified design approach and excellent service to clients. 

This episode is sponsored by Dallas Market Center.

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Lighting the Way is a podcast from the editors of Furniture, Lighting & Decor magazine, spotlighting the latest innovations in lighting design and technology. Join us twice a month for interviews with lighting industry experts to learn how the industry is moving forward.

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