Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

Empowering lady creatives around the world!
A conversation series started by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Mandy McCarthy in Ann Arbor

Ladies Wine & Design is a salon night held to meet, support, collaborate, and share with other creative lady professionals. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a topics related to creativity, business, and life.

If you would like to join or know more, please send us an Email!

We invite a curious group of women to chat about the current climate of design and our role in creating a future of design lead by women.

Connect: Email, Instagram, Facebook

Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces. They are inclusive of trans, intersex and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!

March 21 - 6:30pm 2019 is in full swing!

Did you make any creative, career or project resolutions/goals? Going strong or could you use a little post-new year motivation? Join us at Ollie Food + Spirits in Depot Town for a casual discussion about how 2019 has been going!

Reservation is required.

Grab a Ticket Here

May Inspiration Juice

How do you get out of a creative rut? For some of us the answers are found within a self-help book, for some it's as simple as going for a walk to clear your head.

This month we'll celebrate our unique creative processes and share our tricks of the trade. We invite you to bring something that inspires you; be it a book, object, or person—and your favorite drink to sip on (we recommend wine, but hey, it's just in our name!).
Location TBD
Opening Soon

Ongoing Want to host an event or be a presenter? We'd love to hear from you!

We are always looking for creative spaces and presenters to share their knowledge with other eager minded ladies. If you are interested in hosting a LWD evening or be a guest presenter, please reach out to us at!

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 current statistics through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more. Here are some inspiring articles and links 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.