Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Indianapolis

Casual conversation, networking,
& professional development series
for creative women

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh after a realization that sometimes women can be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks, and creative meet-ups. In less than two years of launching, we've spread to chapters in over 180 cities all over the world.

Please send an email or follow us on social media if you'd like to be involved and know what's coming up:
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THURS, JUNE 28 Hello & Inspo

Our first event! Casual get together for introductions and sharing design inspirations.

Invite only, but stay tuned for next month which will be open for all!

THURS, JULY 26 Let's Get Personal

A discussion about personal branding and portfolios with an opportunity to share your own for group feedback. Grab your favorite drink and break out the laptop or tablet!


AUGUST & SEPTEMBER Always a Student

Events on the topic of learning new skills and continuing education as a creative professional.

Times & Dates TBA

OCTOBER Design Week: Meet & Greet

Indianapolis Design Week is October 1-7. A time for ladies to get together and discuss events.

Time and date TBD.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change current statistics through mentorship and championing others' work.

Here are some articles and talks shared by other LW&D chapters that we think are interesting:

Jessica Walsh: Kill Them With Kindness
AIGA: Women Lead Initiative
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
What We Can Do About The Dearth Of Female Creatives?
Gender Disparities in the Design Field
Diversity & Inclusion in Design: Why Do They Matter?
Exploring Gender and Compensation
What’s Your Pay Gap?
Brené Brown on the Power of Vulnerability
Amy Cuddy on Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few of the women we have come to admire.

Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list and we would love to add some inspirational Indianapolis ladies!