Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

Monthly meeting with
female creatives from Porto.

A salon night held monthly, limited to twenty 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, but reservations are necessary - first come, first served. Talks are going to be held in Portuguese or English, depending on the guests.

Jul 27th, 9 pm Hello Porto!

In this first event, we will be hosting 10 ladies. We will get to know each other and make a selection of the discussion topics for the upcoming events.

Aug 25th, 8 pm Being a Woman in the Creative Industry

After an exciting and enthusiast Kick Off, we will deepen our conversation around the idea of gender equality and what means to be a woman in the creative industry nowadays.

Sep 27th, 8 pm Working from Home

This month we'll get together at studio Colönia in Porto and talk about being a freelancer, working from home and the balancing tricks between the professional and private spheres when it comes to be a creative woman nowadays.

Oct 26th, 8 pm Innovative Approaches

The goal is to discuss the emerging approaches to Design and how to be part of the forthcoming technological, economical and social changes.
Special guests: Joana Cerejo and Márcia Novais.

Dec 4th, 8 pm Creative Entrepreneurs

How to start, grow and manage your own business in a creative field.
Special guests: Filipa Mendes (Galula Studio) and Joana Campos Silva (Fashion Makers).

Jan 11th, 7:30 pm Speed Sharing

On the first edition of 2018, the participants will sit in pairs to exchange ideas about projects, advices, questions and (who knows) form new collaborations. Each 10 min, the alarm rings and you’ll be paired with another lady!

Feb 15th, 7:30 pm AFK* – Away From Keyboard

In this month's edition, we will take a "screen break" and talk about the importance of doing things by hand.
Special guests: Oupas! and Madre.

Mar 26th, 7:30 pm How to freelance

We will welcome four special guests to initiate a conversation around the perks and disadvantages of freelancing.
Debate moderator: Joana Correia
Special guests: Ana Seixas, Filipa Cardoso (Diospiro) and Mariana, a Miserável

Apr 23rd, 7:30pm Picture Books

In April, we will talk about Editorial Illustration with a special focus on the process of creating a picture book and on the relationship between writer, illustrator and publisher.
Special guests: Joana Estrela, Mariana Malhão and Tcharan.

If you have ideas for topics to discuss, if you would like to share your work and experiences or if you have any idea to dynamise the event, get involved.

It would be great to get some opinions and share thoughts on some of the hot topics that Jessica Walsh is bringing on the table for these series of talks. And it would be even greater to connect the female creative crowd here in Porto.