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 16, 2019 | 7pm Minds Matter

How do you make space for your mental health alongside your work and other creative pursuits? Join us to share approaches and learn tips for taking care of #1.

August 8, 2019 | 7pm The Importance of an Idea

Featuring Samantha Berliner!
Sam will talk about the importance of ideation in the creative process.

September 17, 2019 | 7pm The Relationship Talk

As designers, we know how crucial it is to keep our clients happy.
What's the balance between keeping it professional but friendly? How to avoid scope creep, weekend phone calls and late invoices?
Just need to rant about a really crazy client? This is your chance.

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.