Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
San Diego

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh
hosted by Lindsey Harris

A monthly event series with a small group of creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations and workshops 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, click here. Events are free and reservations are first come, first serve. Most events will be sponsored by and hosted at MJD. If you'd like to host us in your space, share your craft, be a mentor, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.

August 17th, 6:30pm 2017 Jump Off

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, as well as a project you’re working on, and lets have an open discussion about them!

September 13th, 6:30pm 2017 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 2017 Work/Life Balance

As we lead into the holiday season, let's talk about how we keep it all balanced (or not). What gives you energy, and what zaps it? What's your approach to rest and motion?

November 2017 Skill sharing

We'll share what skills and tools we're learning to stay relevant in a quickly evolving and often tech-driven field. Come prepared to chat about something you're learning or something sitting on your to-do list.

December 2017 Year in Design & Creative Inspirators

Let's review design throughout the year and share who has inspired us the most.

Jessica Walsh started LW&D 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?
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference

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. We're starting a list of influential women who have had a positive impact on San Diego's creative community. Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list!