Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Chicago

An Organization For Chicago Creatives

Our aim to unite and connect women and non-binary humans in the creative industry! We promote, connect, and empower creative ladies in Chicago and host meetups and events. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations and activities relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female or non-binary student or creative and would like to get involved, check out our upcoming events.

January 19, 2021, 5:30 pm 2021 Kick-Off Happy Hour

Join us for a virtual meet-and-greet as we introduce the new Ladies, Wine & Design Chicago and discuss our plans for 2021! BYOB ;)

February 11, 2021, 5:30 pm A Valentine Conversation with Planned Parenthood of IL Action

We will be sitting down with Planned Parenthood Illinois Action to discuss their campaign for the REACH act, Illinois legislation making sex-ed compulsory in schools. We will also be talking about how creatives can help in their communities and creating a valentine to your local legislator urging them to vote YES on the REACH act!

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.

Read her original musings and more:

12 Kinds of Kindness
Ladies, Wine, and Design
Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Why All Creatives Should Care About Copy
Your Guide To Chicago Murals

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.