Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

Hosted by
Elina Holley, Eija Vierimaa, Katja Järventaka, Pauliina Nikola, Kira Sjöberg & Leena Karkkolainen

Ladies, Wine & Design provides events for creatives and like-minded professionals. We have casual conversations about design, business and creative life over a glass of wine. We are committed to encouraging each other and sharing knowledge, as well as having fun and being awesome. Our network hosts inspiring talks, company visits and small group gatherings (in Finnish or English depending on the occasion). The number of attendees is limited, but varies according to the capacity of each event. We try our best to make our events free of charge and our reservations open to all on a first come, first served basis.
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May 11, 5pm, 2017 LWDfromHEL x Avaus: CHANGE

The theme for our first event is CHANGE. Our special guest for the night is the awarded designer Päivi Topinoja-Aranko. Come celebrate change with us!

May 23, 5:30pm, 2017 Going international with Ivana Helsinki

Join us to hear the inspiring story of Ivana Helsinki! Our wonderful guest for the night is Pirjo Suhonen, co-founder of Ivana Helsinki.

June 2, 5pm, 2017 LWDfromHEL open After Work

Did you miss our events? Or attended, but had too little time to chat? Or do you just want to hang out with new creative people? Join LWD's After Work drinks in Le Petit Chaperon Rouge wine bar in Katajanokka seaside. Stay for a while or the whole night, come as you are.

June 13, 5:30pm, 2017 LWDfromHEL Money talks

Why is money such a taboo? We’re going to talk about our paychecks and pricing of our work for real - confidentially in a small group. Are you ready to share your experiences, and really open up the taboo of money? We are.

August 17, 5pm, 2017 The Happy Film Screening

We are thrilled that the legendary graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has given us the opportunity to show his experiment/creation ‘the Happy Film’. We’ll be screening the film at marketing company Miltton’s office and discuss the thoughts about the film afterwards over a casual drink.

September 28, 5:30pm, 2017 LWDfromHEL x Vincit: Self leadership

In today’s increasingly self-organised working life, is the employee freedom a threat or a possibility? We’re hosting a workshop on self-leadership together with the flat hierarchy software company Vincit and coach Nenne Amnell.

October 3, 5:30pm, 2017 LWDfromHEL x Katja Tukiainen

LWDfromHEL organises an after work event in one of the hottest galleries in Helsinki. Saariaho Järvenpää is a cutting edge gallery representing the best Finnish contemporary artists. Gallerist Jari Saariaho and artist Katja Tukiainen are giving short speeches about art and art marketing.

November 20, 5:30pm, 2017 Creative Play Workshop

Come and boost our creativity with designer and artist Kukka-Maria Kiuru in her Creative Play Workshop. Play has a great impact on your brain and it helps open doors you didn't know existed. Play also strengthens your intuition and together play and intuition are a powerful tool for making discoveries and finding inspiration.

November 22, 6:00pm, 2017 Christmas party!

This November, Future Female, Howtomo and Ladies, Wine & Design networks unite their forces to host a festive “Pikkujoulut” in cooperation with Restaurant Haven. Expect some guided networking, delicious food, secret santa, inspiring speech by Jenni Janakka, glitter make-up by Glitternisti and first of all great time!

January 25, 5:30pm, 2018 LWDfromHEL After Work x Haven

LWD year starts with casual after work drinks. You are warmly welcome to join our creative ladies in Hotel Haven's Bar Haven. This is the start of our monthly after works with Hotel Haven - every last Thursday of the month (at least during the spring). Music by guest dj Fiona Timantti!

February 6, 5:30pm, 2018 LWDfromHEL x Napa Agency

The founder of Napa Agency Marjo Granlund will tell us about what it takes to make it in the illustration business in Finland. She talks about working as an agent for art & design in the business world. One of the Napa artists, Terhi Ekebom, will lead a short 30-minute dreamworks workshop during the evening.

February 22, 5:30pm, 2018 LWDfromHEL After Work x Haven, part II

The LWD year started with open and casual after work drinks last month and this month we are continuing with the tradition. You are warmly welcome to join other creative ladies in Hotel Haven's Bar Haven on Thursday 22nd February.

March 7, 5:30pm, 2018 LWDfromHEL x Stoodio

Let’s get our creative juices flowing! We arrange a photography workshop together with Stoodio - Finland’s first automatic photo studio. We get to play a little with all the equipment and experiment with some products. If you deal with photos in your daily work, this is for you!

March 13, 5:30pm, 2018 WD X Rauha Mäkilä & Helsinki Contemporary

Helsinki Contemporary gallery invites us to meet artist Rauha Mäkilä and discuss with her and Katja Räisänen about the creative process, work in contemporary art and cooperation between the artist and the gallery.

Jessica Walsh, a designer and partner at Sagmeister & Walsh, started Ladies, Wine & Design in NYC to boost female creativity, as only a small percent of creative directors, CEOs and board members are women. She believes in making a difference through mentorship and championing others’ work. We loved the idea and decided to bring this network to Helsinki. We want to foster trust, honesty and provide a space in which everyone can speak openly. We can’t wait to meet more amazing creatives in Helsinki and see where this journey takes us.

#LWDmuse is an initiative to spotlight the work of women we admire. We publish our mini interviews on our LWDfromHEL Facebook and Instagram pages. Below you find the links to our LWDmuses' personal websites.