Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series inspired by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by LWDBK.

A monthly event series with a small group of creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations and workshops on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, click here.

If you'd like to host us in your space, share your craft, be a mentor, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.

February 23rd, 2017 Round Table: The Content Creation Process

We are thrilled to be joined by Sarah Pappalardo, the Co-Founder of Reductress, and Alli Wolf, the Director of Business Development at Catch&Release, to discuss the content creation process.

March 16th, 2017 Become the Queen Bey of Networking

Networking gets a bad rap—it can be awkward, intimidating, and often fruitless. So, we're turning to the experts. From your portfolio to cold calls, learn how to stand out in a competitive industry. We've partnered with Kay & Black for this event.

April 20th, 2017 Battling Gender Bias with Design

Why are products designed for women always pink? Why are “gender neutral” products, by default, actually designed for men? With women driving 70-80% of consumer purchasing, it’s time to re-evaluate the way businesses speak to women.

Melissa Cullens, Chief Design Officer at Ellevest, leads a discussion on Designing For Women.

May 10th, 2017 Initiate Boss Mode w/ Irene Pereyra

Are you ready to take the next step and go on your own? Award-winning creative director, Irene Pereyra, joins the Brooklyn chapter of LWD to share her story on starting her own design studio.

June 8th, 2017 Meet Your Next "_________"

Join us for some mid-year schmoozing, boozing, and printmaking at The Arm Letterpress Studio. Meet your next creative partner, employee, or bff. The Arm will have 3 presses set up with Ladies, Wine & Design artwork for you to print and take home with you.

August 24th, 2017 How to Use Your Design Powers for Good

In the attention economy, can we use psychological hooks for good? Can we we meet business goals and still design with ethics?

We are thrilled to be joined by Heather Harrigan, VP of User Experience at Big Spaceship, for a presentation and discussion on using attention grabbing hooks for good.

September 21st, 2017 Rock the Boat, Baby

We are thrilled to be joined by consultant for creatives Emily Cohen for a presentation and discussion on the art of saying "no." Learn how to identify opportunities to push back more effectively, without damaging professional relationships (or cash flow). We're looking forward to exchanging stories and learning strategies for how to manage these situations more effectively.

October 25th, 2017 Tackling Fear + Impostor Syndrome

In this exciting and deeply inspiring talk, acclaimed small business coach Cyndie Spiegel, is bound to engage and educate. You will learn that fear is the difference between success and failure, and Cyndie will rally your spirit, equipping you with the tactical tools that you need to turn fear into your greatest asset. Learning how to work with fear can change your success trajectory and this experiential session will give you the tools to do just that. Be prepared to participate in this interactive life-shifting workshop.

Jessica Walsh noticed that she is one of very few women creative directors. She believes that we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some things that inspired her, as well as our own take on the matter, if you want to learn more:

What's Your Pay Gap?
Brené Brown on The Power of Vulnerability
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
This is the city with the largest percentage of women-led startups (spoiler, it's Brooklyn!)
Exploring Gender and Compensation
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry despite the overwhelming evidence that diversity is directly correlated to an organization's success. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we admire, work with, or have our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.