Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
for Fond du Lac creatives

Created by Jessica Walsh | Hosted by Sara Wild & Samantha Dooley

A salon night held monthly and limited to eight Fond du Lac female creatives. We'll have drinks and casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life.

If you're a female creative or student and would like to join us, register for November's event! It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

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FDL Kick-Off September 6, 17 FDL Kick-Off

Welcome to our inaugural event, where we hope you will help us dream of future topics, workshops and overall vision for this conversation series.

We invite a curious group of women to chat about the current climate of design, especially in Fond du Lac, and our role in a creating a better future.

B.Y.O.B. October 4, 2017 B.Y.O.B.

Books are a great tool for creative thinkers, whether you're reading non-fiction to learn or fiction to be inspired. What have you read that really resonated with you? Let's share some books that have provided us with insight or inspiration!

Leading Ladies November 1, 2017 Leading Ladies

Who are the female role models in your life who have inspired you personally and professionally? Let's discuss why female mentors important, how having a mentor can positively impact your career and recognize those who have helped us get to the point we are at today. Register:

December 6, 2017 TBD

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after reflecting 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.
We believe it is important to do something about the gaps and hurdles we face as women in this field. We don’t want to focus just on the negatives of our challenge though, we want to be part of the solution (or at least the conversation). By recognizing and supporting the fierce female creatives in the Fond du Lac area, we hope to build the female presence in the industry and grow the confidence of the ladies wanting to get into it.

Here are some articles that inspired us to learn more:

Ladies, Wine & Design
Advertising Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast Co: Where Are All the Female Creative Directors?
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field
An Open Letter to Up-and-Coming Women in Digital Design
Kill Them With Kindness
Exploring Gender & Compensation
(TED) Reshma Saujani: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
Design Sponge: Unhooking From Praise & Criticism

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or are excited to see grow in their career! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list -- It's work in progress.