Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Chicago

An organization for Chicago creatives

LW&D Chicago aspires to unite, connect, and empower women and non-binary creatives in the greater Chicago area. Our monthly meet-ups and events are opportunities to gather in a casual setting to meet others in the industry, share ideas, collaborate, and make friends. If you want to get involved, check out our upcoming events.

Ladies*, Wine** & Design is a global non-profit initiative with chapters in 280 cities worldwide. LW&D was founded in 2015 by Jessica Walsh with the mission to see more diversity in the creative industry, and LW&D Chicago followed afterwards to bring the same intentionality to the Windy City.

*Our space is inclusive of all women, non-binary, agender and gender non-conforming people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you feel you could benefit from a space meant for people who do not identify as cis men to share ideas and collaborate, you are welcome.
**Alcohol is entirely optional at our events; you can drink tea, coffee, or whatever you like!

Ladies, Wine, and Design

We're constantly inspired by Chicago's amazing creative scene, including women and creatives within our own chapter and community. Here's a list of talented folks who inspire us — and feel free to email us if you want to nominate someone for this list!