Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
New Orleans

A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh

Hosted by
Erin Callais & Jessica Strong

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 email us. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces. They are inclusive of trans, intersex and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you feel that you are included by our gender inclusion policy, you are welcome. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!

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Jan 8, 2019 | 6pm The Future is Female

Join us as we examine the evolution of the female image in advertising and pop culture and discuss how that shift has affected how society views women and how we view ourselves.

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Feb 19, 2019 | 6pm Mardi Gras Headdress Craft Night

Join us for an evening of fabulous creation with La Lune Studios! We'll work on Mardi Gras headpieces at Paper Machine with our lady gang. There is a $70 fee for this event.

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Location: Paper Machine

Apr 9, 2019 | 6pm Studio Tour at 2122 Magazine

Come with us to tour the shared studios of Smallchalk, Minmoo Studio, and Augusta Sagnelli. We'll hear how they each got to where they are now, and how they all ended up working together.

This event is full.

Location: 2122 Magazine

May 7, 2019 | 6pm Work in Progress

Bring a piece you’re working on that you need advice on and let's all talk about the work and ideas on how to make it better! This event is a collaboration with the Women Artists' Critique Krewe.

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Location: Bywater Art Lofts

Jun 11, 2019 | 6pm Brand Building

With our own portfolios filled with diverse work, how can we best brand and market ourselves? How can we best leverage social and the changing media landscape to our advantage?

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Location: Brady's Wine Warehouse

July 16, 2019 | 7pm Studio Tour at Lionheart Prints

Come tour Lionheart Prints with us! We'll meet Liz Maute Cooke and hear all about her creative journey from hand-lettered cards to full-blown lifestyle brand.

Send us an email at the link above to sign up!

Location: Lionheart Prints

August 13, 2019 | 6pm Life as a Female Creative

We'll have a brutally honest and open chat about life as a female creative. Come prepared to bare all on the highs and lows of your journey.

Send us an email at the link above to sign up!

Location: Brady's Wine Warehouse

September 17, 2019 | 7pm Studio Tour at Fringe + Co

Step into the sparkly wonderland of Fringe + Co with us! We'll see where Kelsey makes her magic, and hear all about how she made the leap into self-employment, what her day-to-day looks like now, and what she's learned along the way.

Send us an email at the link above to sign up!

Location: Fringe + Co

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design New Orleans was born.

The Article that Started It All: "Kill Them with Kindness"
AIGA: Diversity and Inclusion in Design. Why do they matter?
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?

Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we have come to admire. Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.