Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Irina Miladinov
for creatives in Serbia

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics related to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative and would like to join, please email me. Talks are going to be held in Serbian or in English, if international guests join the night.
It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

July 27, 8.00pm Portfolio Reviews

LWD lands in Belgrade! Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals. Come and meet other Belgrade designers, see you!

Location Nova Iskra

August 26, 6.30pm Chit Chat

Summertime in Belgrade! For all those curious about the LWD we'll spend our second event talking about who we are. Introduce yourself. Meet and greet with designers. Let's have an open discussion and see our next plans for the Autumn.

Location Manufaktura

October 14, 8.00pm Inspiration & Process

It's all about process. We'll talk about how you start each project, where you draw inspiration from and what keeps you moving on a job. Cheers!

Location Re:art concept

November 28, 6.30pm Entrepreneur Issue

This time it's all about business. We'll talk about launching your own project, first steps, falls and backfires. Of course, there is no business talk without wine. Cheers!

Location GRAPE wine&coffee bar

December 28, 6.30pm December Celebration

An evening to celebrate and share some personal success stories from the year and to raise a glass to all women in the creative industry.

Location Arts & Crafts Diagonal Plus Concept Store

Januar 26, 6.00pm Presentation Day

Come to show whats on your mind, it could be any area of creative field or business. Give and get feedback and share your thoughts with over founders, designers and talent.

Location Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel

September 23, 7.00pm Photography Night

We are so excited about September salon night! At this event we will have an open conversation about world of photography and photographers. It will be a casual setting and a great opportunity to meet new female creatives in the area.

Location Zoom Art Cafe and Photo Studio

November 14, 6.30pm Human Design

As we design our lives and our living space, we also organize our thoughts, feelings, experiences and plans for the future. We organize it through stories we tell ourselves and others.
How to design life to your own extent, how to be good with yourself in your skin, with all of your roles involving others, is a question that is increasingly opening up to go through a life that is complicated.

Inspiration talks about human design. Welcome!

Location Studio Stepenik

Ladies, Wine and Design je serija salonskih susreta, putem kojih se sastaju dame kako bi pričale o dizajnu, biznisu i životu. Ovi salonski susreti imaju za cilj ohrabrivanje, angažman i inspiraciju lokalne dizajn zajednice, a takođe žele da deluju i kao prostor istovremene akcije i sigurnog mesta unutar kojeg će pomenuta zajednica pružati međusobnu podršku u profesionalnom i kreativnom smislu.

Mislimo da bi bilo zabavno upoznati druge kreativne žene. Želimo stvoriti toplu, otvorenu i iskrenu atmosferu gde žene mogu razgovarati otvoreno jedni s drugima. Želimo biti podrška jedni drugima, jer kreativne dame vladaju!

Veoma nas raduje da vas upoznamo. Ukoliko ste zainteresovane, molim vas da nam pošaljete email Učešće je besplatno, ali ograničeno prostorom (funkcioniše na bazi popunjavanja mesta).

Beogradska domaćica LWD događaja je Irina Miladinov, dizajnerka sibirskog porekla koja trenutno zivi u Novom Sadu.

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!

If you have ideas for topics to discuss, if you would like to share your work and experiences or if you have any idea for organizing the events, get involved.

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 Serbia!