Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series
inspired by Jessica Walsh
& hosted by Chem and Thea
to empower women & non-binary creatives around the world

Ladies*, Wine** & Design is a global non-profit initiative with chapters in 250 cities worldwide. LW&D was started by Jessica Walsh after this happened as and she realized that sometimes peers can be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percentage of creative directors are women or non-binary, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meetups.

*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 men to share ideas and collaborate, you are welcome. **Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!

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. We charge a small fee to help keep our chapter afloat and running.

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Feb 22, 2020 20/20 Vision

Our first event this 2020 is focused on 20/20 vision - we want to put things in perspective and envision the next decade rich with empathy, empowerment, and expression.

We want to create conversations about steps to take to become more environmentally conscious; the value of strengthening local communities; how women are changing the landscape in design; and the value of breaking down stereotypes when it comes to gender.

March 3, 2020 #TDKTuesdays: Celebrating Women in Design

Filipina designer - the successes and how to overcome struggles in the design industry.

March 21, 2020 Conscious Label: She Creates the Future of Fashion

A round table discussion with the women who are reshaping the future of fashion. In collaboration with Forth Co.
Opening Soon

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
We Surveyed Gender Representation at Design Conferences Again—and Not Much Has Changed
Global Gender Gap Report 2020

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.