Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series for Toronto Creatives
Hosted by Carol Ann Apilado

A salon night held monthly, limited to 10 creative womxn. We’ll drink and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a student or creative and would like to join, please subscribe here to find out more about upcoming meetups and more. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.

*Please note that the schedule and topics listed below are tentative and subject to change.

August 30, 2017 Personal Branding

How can we market ourselves? What are the ups and downs of personal branding?

July 7, 2017 Strengthening Communities

How we can strengthen our existing communities and forge new ones, online and offline?

May 26, 2017 Work/Life Balance

You know. That thing we all want to have figured out. Maybe we can help each other with this one.

March 31, 2017 Safe Spaces

A discussion on safe space for Women and Women of Colour in the creative industry, LWD meet-ups, and in general.

January 27, 2017 Social Media for LWD

All things social media.

December 28, 2016 Pot Luck

Wine, food and design! How can you say no?

November 25, 2016 Work in Progress

Let's each bring in some work we'd like advice on and give each other some healthy, constructive criticism.

October 3, 2016 Work/Life Balance

You know. That thing we all want to have figured out. Maybe we can help each other with this one.

September 7, 2016 T.O. meets Washington DC

LWD Toronto meets with Sara visiting from Washington DC at Kinka Izakaya!

August 26, 2016 Fear and Failure

We've all failed at something, right? Shit happens. Let's embrace it and share our stories of fear and failure, discuss our coping methods, and how they've shaped who and where we are now.

July 15, 2016 Sorauren Park Picnic

Let's move our conversation to the park!

June 10, 2016 Meet and Greet

Let's get to know each other over some wine and have a discussion about design or anything your lovely little heart desires!

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 creative women!

♦ We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code
♦ The Women in Architecture survey provides disturbing insights into the experiences of 1,152 women worldwide.
♦ Women control a whopping 80% of consumer spending, yet only 3% of creative directors are female. Here's why, and what it may take to change the ratio.

Here are some women from/based in Toronto that we admire and inspire us. E-mail us if you would like to nominate someone for this list!