Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A courtyard conversation series
inspired by Jessica Walsh
and hosted by Dow Design

A courtyard conversation held bi-monthly at Dow Design in Auckland, New Zealand, where ladies working in creative industries are invited to join us for wine, nibbles and casual conversations on a wide variety of topics related to creativity, business and life. It’s free, but reservations are first come, first served, and each event is limited to only 20 ladies, so if you’re a creative female and would like to attend, please order tickets here.

Wed 18 Apr Chicks In Tech

Women in technology and the challenges they face in a male-dominated industry. Speakers are Georgia McGillivary (CEO of The Social Club), Corinna Stukan (Head of Product at Roam Creative) & Emma Pittar (UX at Serato).

Wed 20 Jun Mindfulness & The Creative Mind

Taking control of stress, channelling it towards creative energies & navigating your own path through stress.

Wed 19 Sep Sex Sells

Body Beautiful & the use of feminine stereotypes. How the shift in perception of female beauty is influencing the design aesthetic.
Join us for a conversation with: Christine Sharma (Managing Director, Ruby Apparel), Carolyn Haslett (Photographer and Makeup Artist) & Mercy Brewer (Model, Unique Model Management).

Wed 14 Nov Using Your Design Powers For Good

Can we meet business goals and still design with ethics?
Join us for a conversation with: Sarah Alexander (Marketing Manager, Thankyou), Kaan Hiini (Senior Designer, Curative) & Jyoti Morningstar (Founder & Creative Director, WE-AR).

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few female Creative Directors. She believes we can create change through mentorship and championing each others' work. As a female led creative company in Auckland, we are inspired by Jessica's global call for open conversations on design with a drop of wine. Auckland has more than it's fair share of exceptionally creative women and it is our hope to bring us all together at Ladies, Wine & Design.

About the hosts:
Dow Design has been a leading New Zealand design company for more than 21 years, piloted by Annie Dow (Director) and Donna McCort (Creative Director).

Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
Stunning imagery for Ladies, Wine and Design by Liron Ashkenazi

Thank you to our wonderful supporters who helped us launch our first event...
A huge "thank you" to our on-going sponsors – Marcel's and SOHO Wines.