Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series for Edmonton creatives
Hosted by Natasia Martin & Alex DesCôtes
Founded by Jessica Walsh

A semi-monthly salon night held in Edmonton that brings up to 10 creative ladies together. 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 or student and would like to join, connect with us below for updates on our upcoming events. Reservations are first come, first serve. Please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

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April 3, 2019 Side Hustle

We'll be chatting about the passion projects we pursue outside our regular 9 to 5 that help keep us creative and how we find time for them. Opening Soon

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 conversation, mentorship and championing others' work. By recognizing and supporting female creatives in the Edmonton area, we hope to build a stronger female presence in creative professions. Here are some inspiring articles if you want to learn more:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

A huge thanks goes out to our local partners. Your contributions help ensure anyone can enjoy our events free of charge. If you are interested in supporting this great cause and helping to ensure women are equally represented at every level in the design industry, email us to become a local partner.

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by are other talented ladies. Let's build a list of women who are kicking ass in Edmonton! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.