Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
for Fond du Lac creatives

Created by Jessica Walsh

A salon night held the first Wednesday 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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September 6, 17 FDL Kick-Off

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

We invite a curious group of women to chat about the current climate of design, especially in Fond du Lac, and our role in a creating a better future.

October 4, 2017 B.Y.O.B.

Books are a great tool for creative thinkers, whether you're reading non-fiction to learn or fiction to be inspired. What have you read that really resonated with you? Let's share some books that have provided us with insight or inspiration!

January 3, 2018 New Year, New Vision

It's a new year and we're excited to see what 2018 has in store for us! Join us to talk goals and create vision boards!

February 7, 2018 Leading Ladies

Who are the female role models in your life who have inspired you personally and professionally? Let's discuss why female mentors important, how having a mentor can positively impact your career and recognize those who have helped us get to the point we are at today. How can we learn from them and each other to inspire the next generation?

March 7, 2018 International Women

Women celebrating women

May 2, 2018 Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to clean out your closets and dust out your drawers but it's also a good time to refresh your personal brand! We'll be taking about profile pictures, social media accounts, bios, portfolios, resumes and websites. What works, what doesn't and what needs a refresh!

June 6, 2018 Love Yourself

What better way to practice some much needed self-care than on the patio at Prost, while enjoying wine and chips/salsa?

July 11, 2018

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.