Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Mannheim

A conversation series started by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Carolin Wanitzek and Annika Goepfrich

A salon night held regularly that is usually limited to six creative ladies, but formats lately have varied to include more. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, please do email us.

Also, please let me know if you’d like to host us in your space, teach a workshop or be a guest speaker. Tickets are limited, first come first serve. It’s free to join.

Let’s share our experiences and support each other!

Oct 01, 7pm, 2020 São São Paulo, meu amor ♥

Annika erzählt über ihre Erfahrung in Brasilien, über starke Designer*innen und Architekt*innen und darüber, was man so findet, wenn man eigentlich gar nichts sucht.

Sept 03, 7pm, 2020 Stammtisch

Offene Gesprächsrunde zum Austausch über alles, was uns so unter den Nägeln brennt (Wie soll ich nur den Herbst ohne Oktoberfest überleben etc.)

July 16, 7pm, 2020 A new beginning

Wir sprechen darüber, wie es weitergehen soll und welche Themen euch in Zukunft interessieren.

Apr 26, 7pm, 2018 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? Bring a project you’re working on, and we’ll discuss the concept and thinking behind it.

Mar 29, 7pm, 2018 Socialmedia

Should social be kept personal or used for work? How can it be used to promote your work, gain feedback from others, and network? Lets discuss!


Special guest: Johanna Wobbe, co-founder and author at Mawayoflife.

Nov 30, 7pm, 2017 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? Bring a project you’re working on, and we’ll discuss the concept and thinking behind it.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York. She has worked intensively on why there are so few female creative directors and believes that we can change this through mutual promotion, networking and support. It is a fact that women are underrepresented in the field of design. So, as female creative minds, we should exchange our experiences and increase the perception of our work. You can read more about it in the following articles:

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
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Statistics show that only a small percentage of women hold leading positions in the creative industries. And yet, other creative ladies often inspire us the most. Here are a few women we admire, worked with, or met! Write us an e-mail if you want to nominate someone for the list, especially if they come from Germany.