Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine
& Design

A conversation series started by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Rachel Govert in Cleveland

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh as an initiative to foster female creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through monthly creative meet-ups, mentorship circles, and portfolio reviews. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life.

If you’re a female creative and would like to come hang out, email us or sign up for the newsletter!

July 18, 2019 What do you call yourself?

Description coming soon!

To learn more about future events, go to our Facebook group (Ladies Wine & Design Cleveland), join, and then look for the events! If you don't have Facebook just contact me directly!

May 16, 2019 Casual Mixer Meetup

This will be casual, just trying to get to know all of you and start a conversation of how we can create a better creative community for all of us to support each other. :D

We can chat about what's inspiring us lately, what we're most excited to do this upcoming summer, anything new we're looking to try, and basically just have a conversation and get excited for the upcoming nice weather!


October 13, 2018 Self-Care Saturday Brunch

We've all been there, feeling overwhelmed trying to balance work, life, hobbies, exercise, health and just trying to do it all! Join us for brunch, and mimosas (or non-alcoholic drinks!), to discuss how we can take care of ourselves in a world that feels like it's always on the go.


August 11, 2018 Impromptu Coffee (or tea!) Meetup

A low-key event for anyone who wants to pop over to Tremont and meet up for coffee and/or cafe treats!


July 25, 2018 Cleveland Kick-off 2.0

Since we had a small but mighty crowd at the first Cleveland Kick-off, I thought it would be best to do another one for everyone who couldn't make it!


May 31st, 2018 Cleveland Kick-off

Welcome to our very first event, where we hope you will help us dream of future topics, workshops and overall vision for this conversation series.


Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change current statistics through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be awesome to meet and support other lady creatives! Here are some things that inspire the Cleveland chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design right now:

Kill Them With Kindness
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors
Diversity & Inclusion in Design: Why Do They Matter

Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few of the women we have come to admire. Email us at if you want to nominate someone for this list, we would love to add more inspirational Cleveland ladies!