Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
New Orleans

A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh

Hosted by
Erin Callais & Jessica Strong

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.

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Oct 13, 2016 | 7pm Creativity in Design

We'll kick off the first event with some talk around creativity in design. What inspires you? How often do you feel inspiration? How do you find inspiration? What is your creative process? How do you know you've got a good idea?

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Nov 17, 2016 | 7pm Life as a Female Creative

We'll have a brutally honest and open chat about life as a female creative. Come prepared to bare all on the highs and lows of your journey.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Dec 13, 2016 | 7pm The Side Hustle

We'll spend our third event talking about the work that we do outside of our day-to-day jobs. We'll talk about what feeds our souls and keeps us inspired.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Jan 10, 2017 | 7pm 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.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Feb 7, 2017 | 7pm Chat, Create, Love

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let's have an open discussion about them while we create items to help spread the LOVE this Valentine's Day. We will provide the supplies, but feel free to bring any of your favorite pens and papers!

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Mar 14, 2017 | 7pm Creating Your Brand

Sometimes the hardest person to promote is yourself! Let's discuss the ways we keep our brands fresh and and use design as a tool for ourselves as well as our clients.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Apr 11, 2017 | 7pm Spring Forward

As the season starts fresh, let's do the same for ourselves. Let's chat about how we stay inspired while we create items to inspire joy in others.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

May 9, 2017 | 7pm Self-Care

As designers, we spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen. From your eyes to your wrists to your back, let's discuss ways we take care of ourselves.

This event is full.

Location: The Southern Letterpress

Jun 13, 2017 | 7pm Girl Power!

Let's celebrate the women who came before us and those who inspire us every day.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Jul 11, 2017 | 7pm Fear and Failure

Let's share our stories of fear and failure, discuss our coping methods, and how they've shaped who and where we are now. We'll chat while creating inkblot art, which reflects how our perception shapes our idea of success or failure.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Aug 8, 2017 | 7pm Work/Life Balance

Let's talk about how we keep it all balanced (or not). What gives you energy, and what saps it? What's your approach to rest and motion?

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Sept 12, 2017 | 7pm Social Media

Let's have a casual and open conversation about using social media as a creative tool and how to shape social media based on your creative goals.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

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. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design New Orleans was born.

The Article that Started It All: "Kill Them with Kindness"
AIGA: Diversity and Inclusion in Design. Why do they matter?
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?

Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we have come to admire. Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.