Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series sparked by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Justine Miller for Buffalo's Creative Women

A salon night held monthly in Buffalo, NY limited to eight 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 us for an event, please email me. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

August 23, 6:30pm Creative Labels

We'll kick of the first conversation with a relaxed chat about who we are and how we label ourselves. Are you a Graphic Designer, a Developer or an Artist? Should we generalize or specialize? Let's discuss. Location TBD.

October 4, 6:30pm Inspiration and Process

What inspires you? How often do you feel inspiration? How do you find inspiration? What is your creative process? How do you know you've got a good idea? Location TBD.

October 18, 6:30pm Social Media

Let's talk about the power of social media and how you can use it to boost your networking skills as well as things we should all avoid. Guest speaker TBD. Location TBD.

November 15, 6:30pm Work in Progress

Bring a piece of work you'd like advice on and we'll discuss what's great about it, and how it can become even better. Location TBD.

December 13, 6:30pm Life as a Female Creative

We'll have a brutally honest and open chat about life as a female creative. Come prepared to bare all on the highs and lows of your journey. Location TBD.

February 6, 6:30pm Design & Business

For entrepreneurs and/or aspiring entrepreneurs. Let's discuss our best business practices, share tips and share war stories. Location TBD.

March 20, 6:30pm Giving Back

What ways can we give our skills back to the community and make a meaningful difference? Let's talk about what getting involved means and how to start. Location TBD.

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. Along with Walsh, we believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. So let's get together chat, collaborate and get inspired! In the meantime, here are some articles and videos:

Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Unhooking From Praise And Criticism With Tara Mohr
The 3% Conference
Teaching Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by 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 Buffalo/WNY.