Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design | Beirut

A conversation series
with kick ass women design leaders
Founded by Jessica Walsh

A platform dedicated to creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have 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 do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

July 24, 8:00 pm Design Elasticity

As design expands to different alleyways and functions. Transition and self reinvention is front and center, we discuss this and more with our first guest Joumana Mattar- service design lead at Fjord Madrid.

August 24, 7:00 pm What about that Masters in Europe?

For anyone Considering a Master program abroad and its prospective value to their profile. Lilian Abou Zeki has a Master in Business Design from Domus (Milano) AND Myriam Saad will be on her way to a Master in Design Management this september (Munich). Join the conversation!

November 25, 7:00 pm Diversity & Death

Diversify or die or death by diversity? which of these statements relate to you & your design business. A night with Marilyn Zakhour Head of Venture @Keeward and INSEAD EMBA candidate.

January 23, 7:00 pm What is Service Design?

so many buzzwords, so little time. This time we will aim at having a service design 101 with our guest specialising in the field in Sydney Hanan Bou Akl

December 8, 5.30pm Portfolio Reviews

You'll have the chance to get feedback on your portfolio with experts from the design industry in Beirut.

Places are limited + this is a free of charge event

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 that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design Beirut was born.

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 is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we admire, worked with, or just fangirl about! (In no particular order, please email us to add the leading creative women that inspire you)