Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
created by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by SDCO Partners

A salon night held monthly open to a small group of creative ladies. We’ll have wine and 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, RSVP here. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. If the event is full, reach out to us to be put on the waiting list. Events will be held at 121 Wentworth Street.

Follow @ladieswinedesignchs for updates about events. Stay tuned for more in 2018!

October 19, 6pm Challenges

We'll hear from guest speaker Becca Barnet about the challenges she's faced while running her business, Sisal Creative. This is event is full!

November 16, 6pm Body Image & Self-Acceptance

Join us as we hear from local artist Carrie B Waghorn about body image and self-acceptance. This event is full!

December 7, 6pm Inspiration & Process

We'll hear from local photographer Olivia Rae James about her inspiration and process. RSVP here. This is event is full!

After hearing about Ladies Wine and Design, we've been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women leading the creative industry. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are a few articles if you want to learn more:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few creative women who have been in person and virtual mentors for SDCO. This list is always evolving—email us if you'd like to nominate someone.