Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
Cape Town

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Wendy Dixon and Mel Cook.

A salon night held monthly for all those fierce creative females in Cape Town. 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, space is limited to 15 ladies per night. If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch. Like us on Facebook and keep up to date.

January 31, 6pm, 2018 Beginnings

2018 feels like a year of transformation. Kayli Vee Levitan talks to us this month about positive change and new beginnings.

Venue: The Drinkery

February 28, 6pm, 2018 The Philosophy of Failure

A guide on how to pet the sweaty by Nicci Martin.

Join Nicci as she talks about drawing experience from & embracing f**k-up's this February.

Venue: Workshop17

March 16, 3pm, 2018 Living, Learning & Leading

In a world where creativity is increasingly the new currency, Lauren Woolf shares her experiences and recent research into creative companies to give us a fresh perspective on creative leadership.

Venue: Tiny Empire

March 28, 6pm, 2018 Law for Creatives

Catherine Marcus & Reneesha Davidson are two power lawyers who work for Legalese, a creative legal agency based in Cape Town.

Join us for a fireside conversation with these ladies as we discuss navigating the legal world through creative enterprise.

Venue: Inscape

April 25, 6pm, 2018 Exploring Power

Behavioural digital media strategist, speaker, Facebook Africa ambassador and humanist, Ramiza Abdool explores the concept of power and how these ideas affect empowerment and gender differences.

Venue: Priest

Jessica Walsh, a New York based designer, started Ladies, Wine & Design 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. By championing the fierce female creatives in our city we hope to build the female presence in the industry and grow the confidence of the ladies wanting to get into it. Check out what inspired her to get the ball rolling and other cities that have started this great initiative:

Jessica Walsh: Ladies, Wine & Design

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few of our very own Proudly South African creative women and some fierce internationals we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you would like to nominate someone for this list.