Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Portland, Maine

Created by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Pulp+Wire
for Portland/Southern Maine Creative Ladies

For now, we are focusing on a virtual evening connects, held monthly for creative women*. We’ll drink** and discuss a variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Events are free, but space is limited. If you’re a female* student or creative and would like to join, please sign-up by joining our mailing list for upcoming events (click here) and follow us on Instagram
For a list of upcoming events and more on our Portland (Southern) Maine chapter visit our website

Upcoming Events! Join our Mailing List to stay-up-to date!

Thank you to all who keep filling up the space for our chats, mixers and mingling! Join the mailing list and check back often for 2022 events!
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Join Us! Host an event or be a speaker on a topic you feel passionate about that you feel other creative ladies would benefit from.

Interested in hosting, planning or speaking at a gathering? email us: (subject: LWD Event)

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. It has always amazed me how few female creative directors there were in the creative landscape—thus the chance to rally together, in a supportive environment to talk freely, have fun and engaging conversations seemed perfect. As both a creative director, mother and founder of a design and branding firm I could not agree with her more, through both collective mentoring and championing of each other work I look forward to hosting these events and meeting you as we continue to build a strong community of Ladies, Wine & Design.

Below are a few articles and resources to get your creative lady minds fired up!
Cheers, Taja Dockenforf - Founder and Creative Director of Pulp+Wire

Ladies, Wine & Design
What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Articles on leadership written by Taja Dockendorf

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women* leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I’m inspired by most are often other talented ladies. I look forward to adding more women* of admiration to this list as we start our series. Specifically women* in Portland and Southern Maine who share my same passion for creativity, energy, and industry growth.

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