Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Lee Jones
for designers in Ottawa, Canada.

A conversation night held monthly 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 me. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

September 23, 7pm Social Media

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

October TBC Work in Progress

Bring a piece of work you'd like advice on and we'll discuss what's great about it, and how it can become even better.

November TBC 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.

December TBC Portfolio Review

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

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, and also think it would be fun to meet other creative women! Here are some inspiring 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 some women from/based in Ottawa, Canada that we admire and inspire us. E-mail us if you would like to nominate someone for this list! Don't be afraid to promote yourself too! :)