Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh.

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by world renown art director, Jessica Walsh as an initiative to foster women creativity. In less than a year, the movement has spread to chapters in over 120 cities! Walsh discovered that only a tiny percent of creative directors, worldwide, are women and founded LW&D to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meetups. And now it's finally here in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

LW&D Colombo will host a salon night monthly, with each event being limited to a small group of creative women. We’ll have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business and just life in general. If you’re a female student or creative, and would like to join our team or collaborate with us, please email us to

10 May 2018, 6.30PM Creative Confidence

Do you constantly doubt your abilities? Does your confidence drop when you receive negative feedback? Does being creative have something to do with being confident?

Well.. ladies, gear up for the launch of LWD:CMB and let's find the answers, together!

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23 June 2018, 10AM Onward Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals.

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22 July 2018, 4PM - 5.30PM The Creative Process

Are you curious about the process behind design/creative projects? Well we have invited a few creatives to share their creative processes at the upcoming Colombo Design Market! Be there and find out what goes on behind the scenes!

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22 July 2018, 3PM - 6.30PM Storytelling in Journalism, Poetry, Publications & Branding

Curious what a journalist, a poet and an editor of an international magazine have to share on the topic of storytelling?

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6 and 7 October 2018, 9AM - 5PM Creative Authority

In collaboration with Inmarc Advertising and Basecamp, we bring to you “Creative Authority”!
An engaging series of talks with notable figures in the creative industry to entertain you with fresh perspectives on experiential design and responsible design.

The event will be followed by an Internship Contest initiated by Inmarc Advertising!

An opportunity to broaden your horizons and branch out on your creativity and originality!

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10 November 2018, 6PM - 7.30PM Portrayal of Women in Advertising

Has the way we represent women in advertisements changed over time? Is it mostly positive or negative?

Does it conform to some of the traditional notions of women and their role in society or have we as a nation moved past that?

Ladies, Wine & Design - Colombo is proud to partner with Sri Lanka Design Festival to bring you ‘Portrayal of Women in Advertising’ under the SLDF Innovation Island theme. The event consists of a series of talks with leading figures in the advertising industry followed by a discussion. We want your voices heard too! So head on over to Trace Expert City on the 10th of November and join the discussion! This is a FREE event so register now!

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24 March 2019, 4PM - 6.30PM The Value of Type

Curious about making a career in Typography and Font Making? Join us on the 24th of March for 'The Value of Type' - a panel discussion on:
- Careers in typography and font making
- Font licensing
- Contribution to language and culture
- Women in type and the value of their work


- Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
- Samadara Ginige (Sri Lanka)
- Tanya George (India)
- Kimya Gandhi (India)


The Value of Type

In Partnership With:

Akuru Collective

Colombo Cooperative


Portrayal of Women in Advertising

In Partnership With:

Sri Lanka Design Festival


Creative Authority

In Partnership With:

Inmarc Advertising

Venue Partner:

Basecamp Colombo


The Creative Process

In Partnership With:

Colombo Design Market



Portfolio Reviews

In Partnership With:

Colombo Cooperative


Soul Coffee


Our Launch Partners

Venue Partner:

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

Event Partner:

Hype Events

Media Partner:

Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka

Associate Partners:

Inmarc Advertising
MullenLowe Sri Lanka

Motion Graphics Partner:

Vení Studio

Special Thanks to:

LW&D Madrid

If you would like to help us in our cause please e mail to

Here are a few articles/websites that we have found to be helpful:

Ladies, Wine & Design - Global
How Do You Value Yourself?
Where Are The Women in Type Design?
What Can We Do About The Dearth Of Female Creatives?
Female Creative Leaders 2017
The Creative Bias

Below is a database of Sri Lankan creative women we are inspired by! If you would like to nominate a Lankan creative lady for this list, please email us to