Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
Miami

A conversation series
by Jessica Walsh
hosted by vanillashake

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. 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. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

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July 18, 2018 — 7pm The Slow Down of Fast Fashion

How many pieces of tagged clothes live in your closet? The world now consumes 80+ billion pieces of clothing each year; up 400% from two decades ago. How can fast fashion slow down? Join former Victoria's Secret Designer, Colleen Coughlin and founder of TheFullEdit, to talk zero waste fashion.

June 27, 2018 — 7pm Building Awareness

A fun evening of exploring feelings, cultivating connection, building a kinder community while having conversations about Miami, womanhood and tools to practice self-care. By our guest speaker, Beyssa Buil, a Spiritual Director, Holistic Practitioner, and a Chaplain at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

May 16, 2018 — 7pm Modern Love, Sex, & Intimacy

An evening of thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations surrounding the most important factor determining the quality of our lives - our intimate relationships! By guest speaker, Deborah Lara, founder of The Bella Institute of Human Development, Intimacy, and Connection

April 18, 2018 — 6pm Transitioning to Plant Based Foods

A healing approach to diet and lifestyle with guest host, founder and CEO of MANNA LIFE FOOD, Sabra Seligman.

March 14, 2018 — 7pm Drink & Draw

Let's loosen up and get our doodle on. Draw something you've been working on, or just come ready to color.

February 21, 2018 — 7pm Abundance

A conversation about what success and abundance means to you, and how you can step into it in your life. Gaby Guzman from The Jupiter Circle will lead us in defining your vision, telling your story, and creating spaces that support us.

November 29, 2017 — 7pm Awaken Your Inner Guru

Create a life you design with your passions and gifts.
Guest Speaker: Arianne Traverso, Founder of Bizzy Yogi

October 25, 2017 — 7pm Introverts in a World of Extroverts

Tips on how to navigate the predominately extroverted world of startups.
Guest Speaker: Sophie Lefebvre, Co-Founder of MarketFit

September 13, 2017 — 7pm [CANCELED] Awaken Your Inner Guru

Create a life you design with your passions and gifts.
Guest Speaker: Arianne Traverso, Founder of Bizzy Yogi

August 23, 2017 — 7pm Power of Small

A Talk about how small interventions, ideas, or risks can actually lead to incredible rewards.
Guest Speaker: Natalia Martinez, GM of CIC, CoFounder of Awesome Foundation

July 26, 2017 — 7pm Changing Your Perspective

We'll chat about understanding your customers, and keeping them in mind through every step of the user experience design process.
Guest Speaker: Maite Rodriguez, UX Designer at Kairos

June 21, 2017 — 7pm My City, My Life

Finding the right sweet spot in creating art and careers in Miami.
Guest Speaker: Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts at the Knight Foundation

After hearing about Ladies Wine and Design, we've been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are a few articles 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

Here are a few women from or based in Miami that we have admired, worked with, or had our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.