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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March 27, 6:30pm Self Love


April 25, 6:30pm Balancing Personal with Professional Work


May 25, 4:30pm Life as a Filipina Creative 2

We're bringing back our kick-off topic on Life as a Filipina Creative.

We'll talk about communication and questions that explore how art/design evoke empathy, how users connect with the creators' work, and so on; How culture, language, situation, gender or experience plays a role in the translation of communication in cross-cultural art, design or published media; and design in the community - What is the role of design in our society? How has creativity shaped culture, and created a community around it?

June 22, 6:30pm Inspiring Independence

We’ll talk about how our local culture can be used to communicate our country’s beauty through design; where to get inspiration; and how to start creating.
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July 31, 6:30pm Life of an Artist

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August 28, 6:30pm Communicating the Value of Design

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September 25, 6:30pm Getting the Work You Deserve

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October 30, 6:30pm Making a Living as an Artist

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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.