Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design in Kyiv

A conversation series
created by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Ganna Solovei

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We’ll wine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative and would like to join, please shoot an email to It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook!

Sept 28, 8PM Chit Chat

We'll kick off the first event with some talk around creativity, life, business and everything in between. We'll have a honest and open chat about life as a female creative.

Invited speaker:
Anfisa Hleb

"Rojo Ojo"
Obolonskiy PR-t, 26

Oct 26, 8PM Creative Labels

Art director? Designer? Illustrator? Do you want to specialize, or generalize, or are you unsure? Let’s talk about the pro’s and con’s of both directions.

Invited speaker:
Nastya Ptichek

"Keller Bar"
Verhniy Val, 10

Nov 29, 8PM Inspiration & Process

Where do ideas come from? How do you start a process in order to come up with a good idea? What are the best methods or tricks for working creatively?

Invited speaker:
Aliona Solomadina

"Engineer RestoBar"
Velika Vasilkivska,106

Stay tuned for more events in 2017!

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading 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, and we also think it would be fun to meet other creative women. We want to create a warm, open and honest environment were woman can talk real with each other. We want to be on each other's side because creative ladies rule!

Below are a few articles and resources to get your creative minds fired-up!

Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Women in Graphic Design (And Why We Need to Talk About Them)
Women of Graphic Design
Women's Design + Research Unit

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Ukraine