Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series inspired by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Emily Johnston

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, snack, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. It's free to join!

If you'd like to host us in your space, share your craft, be a mentor, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.

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April 29, 6pm The Keeper of Culture

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Join Amy Dickerson, owner of Live Love Lash®, co-owner of Hydrate IV Bar® Cherry Creek, and an Xtreme Lashes® educator, as we discuss with her how she is the "Keeper of Culture" and what this means for her team.

In this Q&A session, we will discuss how to give people the freedom to use their talents and direct individual accomplishments towards organizational objectives. How to provide clear purpose, goals, and expectations for a team and why leading by example is the most powerful tool. She will answer your questions and how to make it work for you and your business.

May 27, 6pm Hybrid Professionals Are More Than Their Job Title: How Did They Figure Out Their Unique Personal Brand?

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If you do more than one thing, then you ARE more than one thing. Hybrid professionals are workers who blend and combine identities together to work from the intersections, which is where their unique professional value lies. Up until now, we've been missing the term hybrid professional from our vocabulary, along with permission to be one and this is a critical segment of the workforce.

When hybrids know how to articulate their hybridity, they're able to be their fullest professional self, and clients and employers are able to understand what makes them valuable. This is a revolutionary concept that’s certain to help you rethink your professional identity whether you're undergoing a career transition, juggling a bunch of hats, or navigating your own personal brand.

Join Dr. Sarabeth Berk, a hybrid professional and a researcher of hybrid professional identity, as she gives us some key takeaways:

1. Understand the difference between hybrid professionals and other types of workers

2. Gain tools for how to assess and articulate your hybrid professional identity

3. Explore the intersections of your professional identities

4. Rethink a better title for yourself that actually conveys your unique value at work

She calls herself a Creative Disruptor because she blends her artist/researcher/educator/designer identities together to lead innovation strategy and design systems that radically rethink old models. Her first book, More Than My Title: The Power of Hybrid Professionals in Workforce of Experts and Generalists, was released this April.

Jessica Walsh noticed that she is one of very few women creative directors. She believes that we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some things that inspired her, as well as our own take on the matter, if you want to learn more:

What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
What’s Your Pay Gap?
Brené Brown on The Power of Vulnerability
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

We're working on a list of creative women that we feel are admirable and inspirational. Please email if you would like to nominate someone.