Guest essay wins B2B media recognition

Oct. 27, 2023
Lighting designer Alana Shepherd receives publishing industry award for DEI essay.

LEDs Magazine is pleased to announce that industry advocate, lighting designer, and educator Alana Shepherd has won a 2023 FOLIO: Eddie Award in the B2B Essays and Criticism category for her essay, "Industry needs to light the way to equity."

Alana has spent several years now participating in lighting industry events, working with and establishing advocacy groups to help spread awareness regarding inclusivity, LGBTQIA+ rights, and normalizing queer representation across the lighting business.

In August, we posted a blog entry highlighting the essay's Finalist recognition and the importance of hearing from industry voices on topics such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are gratified to see the wider B2B media sector recognize the impact of humanizing our content and the business activities of our coverage area.

You can get to know Alana better via an excellent conversation with lighting advocate JP Bedell on his "Delivered Lumens" podcast. And if you're interested, some of our other Endeavor Business Media brands were recognized with Eddie (editorial) or Ozzie (graphic design) awards or honorable mentions. View the full list on the FOLIO: awards website.

CARRIE MEADOWS is editor-in-chief of LEDs Magazine, with 20-plus years’ experience in business-to-business publishing across technology markets including solid-state technology manufacturing, fiberoptic communications, machine vision, lasers and photonics, and LEDs and lighting.

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