Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design in Manila

A conversation series
inspired by Jessica Walsh
& hosted by Cesca and Thea

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh after writing this article 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 mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups. A salon night held monthly will be open to at least ten 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/professional or just a curious creative and would like to collaborate, please email us. Reservations are first come, first served. It's free to join!
Register for our events on Facebook and Instagram.

May 31, 7pm Life of a Filipina Creative

Ladies, Wine & Design is now dancing in Manila! Join us on our first night as we gather up thoughts on the creative industry driven by Filipinas.


June 28, 6pm Let's Talk Feminism

Filipinas tackle the myths and meaning of being a feminist.

August 29, 6pm To Blog or Not to Blog

We will demythicize some common myths, doubts, and we’ll look at what actually goes on behind that digital platform that gets gazillions of clicks each month. And with the help of our special guests, we will get to know why blog means business.

September 27, 6pm 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.

October 25, 6pm Entrepreneur Issue

This time it's all about business. We'll talk about launching your own project, first steps, falls, and backfires.

November 22, 6pm Inspiration & Process

Where do ideas come from? How do you start a process in order to come up with a good idea? What are the best methods or tricks for working creatively? Bring a project you’re working on, and we’ll discuss the concept and thinking behind it.

December 6, 6pm Giving Back

What ways can we give our skills back to the community and make a meaningful difference? Let's talk about getting involved and helping out.

Jessica Walsh wrote an article on about her experience with other women in the industry, and how sometimes women can be unsupportive of each other. She's done a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. Under Jessica's influence, we believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some articles for inspiration if you want to learn more:

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, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. This list will be about the women we admire, work with, or have our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.