Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
for Portland Creatives.

Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Jen Macias

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. All venues are either owned/operated by women or support women in leadership. 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.

Feb 28, 7pm, 2018 Meet Your Host

Join us in a discussion with our host as we talk unconventional career paths, self-taught wins, negotiating your worth, and the unique challenges of being a woman navigating the creative industry. We’ll also have an open discussion about topics that we’ll explore in 2018 and updates on what’s to come!

Special Guest: Jen Macias

*Registration Open*

March 28, 7pm, 2018 Creative Leadership

Women still only represent a small percent of creative director positions. Join us in our discussion about what we can do to shift these numbers, and explore topics around business and creative leadership.

Special Guest: Adrienne McClellan
Owner at Liberté
& Source Manager at Nike

April 14-21, 2018 Design Week Portland

This month Design Week Portland will be putting on hundreds of events in our wonderful city. From talk shows to panels, workshops, and open houses, amazing creatives from all over will be coming together to learn, grown, and socialize. We encourage you check it out!

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. Here are some articles that inspired us 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. Here is a small sample of influential women who have had a positive impact on Portland's design community. Email Jen if you want to nominate someone for this list!