Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
— Cardiff

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Nicola Jones & Jo Brewer

A salon night held monthly in Cardiff, limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine (or whatever you’re drinking), 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 do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.

Sept 21, 6–8pm
@ KIN+ILK, 31 Cathedral Road
Hello Cardiff!

Introduce yourself. Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let’s have an open discussion about them.

Nov 29th 6–8pm, @ Little Man Coffee Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration? Bring along book lists, website links, or any other recommendations you have and let's talk about what really inspires us to be creative.

December Ladies, Mulled Wine & Design

A little Christmas gathering for the creative ladies of Cardiff.

Feb 27th 6-8pm, @ Little Man Coffee New year, new you?

Let's catchup and share our creative plans for 2017.

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 love the idea of smaller group sessions where everyone has a chance to speak openly and be heard, which is why we reached out to Jessica to bring Ladies, Wine & Design to Cardiff.

Here are a few articles about women in the creative industry that have inspired us:

Rebecca Wright on the ratio of girls with design degrees vs. those in the industry
Even in the ‘female century’, women in design are still the 3%
What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In The Design Industry
5 Groundbreaking Ways Women Changed Graphic Design
Kerning The Gap

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 women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.