Ladies, Wine & Design
Louisville, KY

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Kelly Case for creatives in the Louisville area

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have 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, please email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

May 18, 7PM Social Media

Should social be kept personal or used for work? How can it be used to promote your work, gain feedback from others, and network? Lets discuss!

June 15, 7PM Show & Tell

Bring a piece you’re working on that you need advice on and lets all talk about the work and ideas on how to make it better!

July 13, 7PM Creative Leadership

Women still only represent a small percent of creative director positions. Let's discuss what we can do to shift these numbers, and discuss topics around business & creative leadership.

August 17, 7PM Moving Forward in Your Career

How do we get to the next step in our career? Let's discuss where we want to go and share advice on how we've gotten this far.

September 14, 7PM Portfolio Review

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals.

October 19, 7PM Negotiation Skills

We'll discuss why negotiating is important to closing the gender gap and to your success.
How to negotiate for what you want!

November 16, 7PM Skill Sharing

We'll share what skills and tools we're learning to stay relevant in a quickly evolving and often tech-driven field. Videos, 3D photography, or non-digital storytelling? Come prepared to chat about something you're learning or something sitting on your to-do list.

December 14, 7PM Creative Influencers

We'll discuss women who are inspiring us today!

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. I couldn't agree more. Here are some articles that inspired me to start a Louisville chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design:

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. 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 me if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Louisville.