Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Brittany Biggs & Kathryn Dreier

A salon night held monthly limited to six creative ladies. We'll have drinks and casual conversations 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, please email me. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Follow our chapter at @ladieswinedesignaustin for updates!

July 31, 7pm Pressure for Success

Tackling top 30 (type) lists and all the apprehension and uneasiness that comes along with them.

August 21, 7pm Managing Up

Bring your personal experiences with giving your manager or other leaders feedback. What has worked and what hasn't? How do you handle office conflict?

September 18, 7pm Perfection Paralysis

Have you ever been too scared to even start a project because you're not sure it will end up exactly how you envisioned? Or had a hard time letting go of something as good enough? Let's get together to talk about this mythical "perfect" and what we do to remind ourselves it isn't real.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after considering why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Austin lady-designers - let's meet up and prove her right!

Read her original musings and other articles below:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by most are other talented ladies. Let's build a list of women we have admired, worked with or had our eyes on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Austin.