Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series
for Fond du Lac creatives

Created by Jessica Walsh

A salon night held the first Thursday of every month for fabulous Fond du Lac area creative ladies. We'll have drinks and 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 us, register for our next event! It's free and fun, so what are you waiting for?!

If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

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January 3, 2019 20/19 Vision

Making vision board and talking about setting yourself up for success in the new year

February 7, 2019 Galentine's Celebration

Let's celebrate female friendships!

March 7, 2018 200 Days: A Life in the Quotidian by Mel Kolstad

We will spend the evening at the opening of Mel's exhibit at Thelma.

April 4, 2019 F words: Fear & Failure

We all feel them - what can we do about it?

May 2, 2019 Girls on the Run

We'll be making signs to support Girls on the Run.

June 6, 2019 Parks & Pups: Self Care at Its Finest

Bring your pups and we'll spend the evening in the park.

July 11, 2019 Cool to be Kind

Random Acts of Kindness!

August 8, 2019 Schmooze & Booze

Let's hit the patio at Thelma for a fun evening!

September 5, 2019 Say What? The Art of Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback is critical for growth and success. We will talk about how to go about this in a way that benefits both sides.

October 3, 2019 Courage

Gearing up for Leadercast Women and the topic of courage - where do you find it and how to you empower others to own it.

November 7, 2019 Spread the Cheer

We'll be making cards for the nursing home residents again.

December 5, 2019 Ho-Ho-Holiday Party

Adopt-a-Family, gift wrapping & holiday cheer!

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after reflecting on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more.
We believe it is important to do something about the gaps and hurdles we face as women in this field. We don’t want to focus just on the negatives of our challenge though, we want to be part of the solution (or at least the conversation). By recognizing and supporting the fierce female creatives in the Fond du Lac area, we hope to build the female presence in the industry and grow the confidence of the ladies wanting to get into it.

Here are some articles that inspired us to learn more:

Ladies, Wine & Design
Advertising Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast Co: Where Are All the Female Creative Directors?
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field
An Open Letter to Up-and-Coming Women in Digital Design
Kill Them With Kindness
Exploring Gender & Compensation
(TED) Reshma Saujani: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
Design Sponge: Unhooking From Praise & Criticism

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or are excited to see grow in their career! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list -- It's work in progress.