Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series inspired by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Kristen Rodgers & Michelle Flake

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh as an initiative to foster female creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through monthly creative meet-ups, mentorship circles, and portfolio reviews. We’ll wine, snack, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative and would like to join, please do email me. It's free to join! 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.
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June 15, 6pm BYO (fancy ass wine) Bottle

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you’re entitled to judge a wine by it’s label at our first ever LW&D meet-up. Pick a bottle of wine based on the label —color, design, font, etc., and bring it to drink. We are kickstarting our Denver chapter with conversation on how design influences our lives.

July 13, 6pm Boss Babes : Meet Denver's LW&D Hosts

Meet the female owner of AND collaborative and the female owner of The Block Distilling Co. and find out how their two companies collaborated on design. A conversation on branding consistency, we will talk about everything from interior design to the design on the spirit bottles. First 10 ladies that sign up will be given an exclusive sneak peek of the distillery before it opens to the public.

August 17, 6pm Stories of Fear & Failure

Host (Whit Ariss, co-owner of The Preservery), will talk about the ups and downs, the wins and losses of starting and owning your own business.

September 14, 6pm 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.

October 19, 2017 The Side Hustle

We'll spend our event talking about the work that we do outside of our day-to-day jobs. We'll talk about what feeds our souls and keeps us inspired.

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 We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
What’s Your Pay Gap?
Brené Brown on The Power of Vulnerability
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

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.