Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series for Okanagan creatives

Ladies, Wine, & Design was started in NY by Jessica Walsh as an initiative to foster women creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups. In less than a year of launching, we've spread to chapters in over 200 cities all over the world. Almost monthly, a small group of creative women meet to wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a student or creative in Kelowna and would like to join, please do email us:

Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces. They are inclusive of trans, intersex and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you feel that you are included by our gender inclusion policy, you are welcome. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!

If you have space you can offer up in Kelowna, or can provide free wine or food for one of our events, do contact us about sponsorships! We’re happy to give lots of social media love in exchange for your support. Email us at if you’d like to partner with us.

Wed, 24 April 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Ladies, Wine & Design Kelowna Kickoff- SOLD OUT

This first event will be a casual meet & greet where we'll introduce ourselves and talk about what we hope to gain from joining a community of fellow creative women.

Tickets available at:

Wed, 29 May 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM PDT Ladies, Wine & Design Kelowna- Daily Routine

We will be talking about daily routines this time:

How is your daily routine, for good health and more energy, organized life, more productive work and stronger relationships?
How do you prioritize what to do daily? What do you do for self-care?
What are your tips and tricks to feel accomplished and happy at the end of the day?
How do you manage bad habits in your daily routines?

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Wed, 7 August 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM PDT Ladies, Wine & Design Kelowna- Half-Baked Ideas

August's theme is Half-Baked Ideas: Come and discuss things that inspire you, half-baked ideas, mental block, and ways to make those ideas a reality. This is also an opportunity for you to bring in work
in progress if you'd like to get feedback.

Field Guide to Human-Centered Design_IDEOorg
Graphic Designers of Canada
Association of Registered Graphic Designers

Know any creative women based in Okanagan that you think are admirable and inspirational? Please contact us through email if you would like to nominate someone for this list!