Ladies*, Wine** & Design is a global non-profit initiative with chapters in 280 cities worldwide. LW&D was founded in 2015 by Jessica Walsh.
Only .1% of creative agencies are founded by women & non-binary people, and the numbers are even smaller for women/non-binary BIPOC. Our mission is to see more diversity in the creative industry, especially within leadership roles. LW&D takes an intersectional approach to this work.
The Glasgow Chapter meet on a monthly basis and offer portfolio reviews, talks & workshops for underrepresented creatives. If you would like to join check our Facebook page for tickets. Reservations are first come first serve. Follow us on instagram and facebook! We also host a different creative each week on our instagram page, DM us if you'd like to do a takeover!
*Our space is inclusive of all women, non-binary, agender and gender non-conforming people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you feel you could benefit from a space meant for people who do not identify as cis men to share ideas and collaborate, you are welcome. **Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee, or whatever you like!
Many women/non-binary & BIPOC study graphic design yet a much smaller group go on to become working designers and an even smaller number become industry leaders. Our aim is to help build a strong community of designers through mentoring, collaboration and support to encourage a change in the Glasgow design scene. Here are a few links about why we think this is important.
Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection
Pay What You're Paid
Where are the women in type design?
Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women/non-binary BIPOC leading the creative industry. However, we find those that inspire us the most are often other women/non-binary BIPOC. Here are a few people we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.