Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Kaylan Petrie in Ann Arbor

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Initially, we loved the idea of casual salon nights to meet, support, collaborate, and share with other creative ladies. So we reached out to Jessica Walsh to bring Ladies, Wine & Design to Ann Arbor. Our next event is May 31st!

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January 18th, 2018 - 7pm Kickoff Event

At our first event we'll do basic introductions, discuss our experiences within the Ann Arbor design community, and make some plans for our future together.

Reservation is required.

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March 22nd, 2018 - 7pm Spec Work & Ethics

Creative professionals and students are often asked to do work for little or no pay. During this event, we'll have a casual discussion about possible pros and cons of speculative work and alternatives to gaining "experience and/or exposure".

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May 31st, 2018 - 7pm Failure

Failure, especially in the creative industry, can be tough. During this event, let's share our biggest failure stories, how to bounce back, how it can make us stronger, and why it could be considered a good thing.

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Here are some inspiring articles and links about if you want to learn more about women in the creative industry:

Design Census
The Dots: 150 Women Redefining the Creative Industries
Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
AIGA: Women Lead Initiative

We find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here is a list of women in the Ann Arbor that area that we admire. Email us if you'd like to nominate someone for this list.