Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
Miami

A conversation series
by Jessica Walsh
hosted by vanillashake

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 do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

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June 21, 7pm My City, My Life

Finding the right sweet spot in creating art and careers in Miami.
Guest Speaker: Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts at the Knight Foundation

July 26, 7pm Changing Your Perspective

We'll chat about understanding your customers, and keeping them in mind through every step of the user experience design process.
Guest Speaker: Maite Rodriguez, UX Designer at Kairos

August 23, 7pm Power of Small

A Talk about how small interventions, ideas, or risks can actually lead to incredible rewards.
Guest Speaker: Natalia Martinez, GM of CIC, CoFounder of Awesome Foundation

September 13, 7pm [CANCELED] Awaken Your Inner Guru

Create a life you design with your passions and gifts.
Guest Speaker: Arianne Traverso, Founder of Bizzy Yogi

October 25, 7pm Introverts in a World of Extroverts

Tips on how to navigate the predominately extroverted world of startups.
Guest Speaker: Sophie Lefebvre, Co-Founder of MarketFit

November 29, 7pm Awaken Your Inner Guru

Create a life you design with your passions and gifts.
Guest Speaker: Arianne Traverso, Founder of Bizzy Yogi

After hearing about Ladies Wine and Design, we've been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are a few articles 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

Here are a few women from or based in Miami that we have admired, worked with, or had our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.