Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Chicago
A conversation series for Chicago Creatives
A monthly meetup for creative ladies. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations and activities relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female student or creative and would like to join, please RSVP. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.
January 10, 6-9pm
Letterpress Studio Tour
Join us at Steel Petal Press for a tour from the owner, Shayna! We'll see the ins and outs of how this awesome studio & retail shop is run. We'll head to Revolution Brewing next door for drinks afterwards. CLOSED
February 8, 6:30-9:30pm
Handmade Valentines Workshop
Location: Steep Petal Press
Special Guest Host: Shayna Norwood
Time to spread the love! We'll hand craft some cards and enjoy sips & snacks. Make some extra so we can send them to Lurie Children's too! Cost covers materials, drinks & snacks. CLOSED
March 22, 6-8pm
Special Guest Host: Jennifer Hines
We all have dreams. But somehow along the way, we can begin to fear taking the risks necessary to make those dreams a reality. We'll hear from fashion designer Angela Wang, as she shares about the risks she's taken to get where she is today. CLOSED
April 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: X • Angela Wang Showroom
Special Guest Host: Angela Wang
Accountability and productivity... two of the toughest challenges to face as an entreprenuer! Join us for a conversation with two Chicago-based small business owners as they share tips about how to stay productive and hold yourself accountable when you are your own boss.CLOSED
May 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Fuzzy Math
Special Guest Host: Michelle Starbuck Amos & Emily Wentz
Join us as we hear from the esteemed Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design. She'll share about the work she's done in Chicago and the impact its having on our community. CLOSED
June 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Project Management Advisors
Special Guest Host: Katherine Darnstadt
Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming June event!
Location: Digital Kitchen
Special Guest Host: Kelly Dorsey
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 designers, so we reached out to her and tada - Ladies, Wine & Design Chicago was born.
12 Kinds of Kindness
Ladies, Wine, and Design
Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Read her original musings and more:
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 us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Chicago.