Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Chicago

A conversation series for Chicago Creatives

A monthly meetup for creative ladies. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations and activities relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female student or creative and would like to join, please RSVP. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

January 10, 6-9pm Letterpress Studio Tour

Join us at Steel Petal Press for a tour from the owner, Shayna! We'll see the ins and outs of how this awesome studio & retail shop is run. We'll head to Revolution Brewing next door for drinks afterwards. CLOSED
Location: Steep Petal Press
Special Guest Host: Shayna Norwood

February 8, 6:30-9:30pm Handmade Valentines Workshop

Time to spread the love! We'll hand craft some cards and enjoy sips & snacks. RSVPs open Jan 24 @ 11AM. Cost covers materials, drinks & snacks. CLOSED
Location: evolveHer
Special Guest Host: Jennifer Hines

March 22, 6-8pm Taking Risks

We all have dreams. But somehow along the way, we can begin to fear taking the risks necessary to make those dreams a reality. We'll hear from fashion designer Angela Wang, as she shares about the risks she's taken to get where she is today. OPENS 3/1
Location: X • Angela Wang Showroom
Special Guest Host: Angela Wang

April 2018 Coming Soon

Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming April event!

May 2018 Coming Soon

Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming May event!

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York 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, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady designers, so we reached out to her and tada - Ladies, Wine & Design Chicago was born.

Read her original musings and more:

12 Kinds of Kindness
Ladies, Wine, and Design
Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by most are other talented ladies. Let's build a list of women we have admired, worked with, or had our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Chicago.