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!
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!