Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design in Manila

A conversation series
inspired by Jessica Walsh
& hosted by Cesca and Thea
for ladies of all gender experiences

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh after writing this article as an initiative to foster female 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. A salon night held monthly will be open to at least ten creative ladies. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Reservations are first come, first served. It's free to join!
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Jan 29, 7pm Creating your Brand

Sometimes the hardest person to promote is yourself! Let's discuss the ways we keep our brands fresh and and use design as a tool for ourselves as well as our clients.

Feb 21, 7pm Chat, Create, Love

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let's have an open discussion about them while we create items to help spread the LOVE this Valentine's Month. We will provide the supplies, but feel free to bring any of your favorite pens and papers!

May 30, 7pm Family vs. Career

We start the year with some tough but unfortunately very common problems - being a mother and climbing a career ladder, or having to face the society when you decide to not have children at all.

June 28, 7pm Sense & Sexuality

This Pride Month, we want to talk about the art of becoming - what it's like to go through the journey and how to make other ladies more sense of embracing our sisters in this day and age.

Jessica Walsh wrote an article on about her experience with other women in the industry, and how sometimes women can be unsupportive of each other. She's done a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. Under Jessica's influence, we believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some articles for inspiration if you want to learn more:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
3 % Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. This list will be about the women we admire, work with, or have our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.