Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
Cape Town

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Wendy Dixon and Mel Cook.

A salon night held monthly for all those fierce creative females in Cape Town. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations 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, please do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve, space is limited to 15 ladies per night. If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch. Like us on Facebook and keep up to date.

Feb 27, 7pm, 2017 Fresh Start

To kick off the Cape Town edition of Ladies, Wine & Design we will be chatting about creative goals for the year. How to structure them, stick to them and achieve them.

March 27, 7pm, 2017 Creative Leadership

Only 3% of creative leaders are women. Let's discuss how we can shift this number and discuss topics around creative leadership. Special guest: Jenny Ehlers - Executive Creative Director - King James

April 24, 7pm, 2017 Business in Design

Being creative and dealing with the business side of things can be daunting. Let's discuss business matters in the creative world. Special Guest: TBC

May 29, 7pm, 2017 Process

Bring your favourite piece of work and let's discuss how you got from the idea to the finished product. It is always great to see the process that goes into a design.

January 31, 6pm, 2018 Beginnings

2018 feels like a year of transformation. Kayli Vee Levitan talks to us this month about positive change and new beginnings.
Venue: The Drinkery

Jessica Walsh, a New York based designer, started Ladies, Wine & Design after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more. By championing the fierce female creatives in our city we hope to build the female presence in the industry and grow the confidence of the ladies wanting to get into it. Check out what inspired her to get the ball rolling and other cities that have started this great initiative:

Jessica Walsh: Ladies, Wine & Design

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few of our very own Proudly South African creative women and some fierce internationals we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you would like to nominate someone for this list.