Ladies, Wine & Design
Building an honest community &
hosting conversation nights in Prague
A salon night held monthly, limited to ten creatives. Casual and intimate, this is a night to talk about creativity, business and life in a relaxed atmosphere with a couple glasses of your preferred drink. If you are a creative and would like to join, please do email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served. Apart from salon nights, we aim to host events with inspiring women creatives and designers - and build an open, honest community.
12th May, 19:00
Design Talks: Creative Journeys - Charlota Blunarova
We believe nothing is better for getting inspired then hearing real life stories. Continuing with our series of talks by female creatives on the topic of a journey.
15th April, 19:00
Salon Night: Managing time ONLINE
Charlota is a multidisciplinary designer focusing on branding, visual design and digital product design. In her career so far, she switched hats many times – being an industrial design student, wedding photographer, illustrator, UX designer.
In her talk Lessons learned: How to prototype and design your career Charlota will share learnings from her career journey so far, how she transitioned between industries, different types of employment (freelance vs employed), and how she stopped worrying about what her resume says and learned to love and embrace her multi-hyphen work identity (visual-UX-brand designer...etc).
She will also talk about career prototyping: in classic design prototyping, the goal is to work out any kinks before going into production, in a low cost, low risk way.
Career prototyping follows a similar approach – try, iterate, try again, iterate again. This means seeking experiences to figure out if a type of role or career is likely to be a good fit for you, and how it might change depending on your preferences and life situation.
Get a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-wine-design-prague-creative-journeys-charlota-blunarova-tickets-152848121847
Let's talk time management in all forms - work and life balance, planning your work as a freelancer or a business owner, planning for a time off. Feeling on top of it all? Feeling under and frustrated? Let's have some wine and chat about it all.
18th March, 19:00
Salon Night: Partnerships ONLINE
Another Salon Night in COVID times.
8th March, 19:00
Design Talks: Creative Journeys - Sanja Čežek
There used to be a saying: "Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman." What about the other way around? Is there a supportive partner behind every strong, successful woman? Let's chat about partnerships and a circle of support in our lives, while sharing laughs and a couple glasses of wine.
Sanja Čežek has a great adventure to share - in her presentation Stubborn on vision, flexible on the details she will talk about her journey from the advertising world, to opening her own business, getting into the indie game industry - and most recently publishing her first illustrated online story the "Frozenbird".
11th February, 19:00
Salon Night ONLINE
Pro's and con's of changing career fields, being a career driven but nurturing mother and all that magical good and bad stuff happening behind the scene.
Also, Sanja is the original host who started the Prague Ladies, Wine & Design chapter back in 2016.
Event will be held in English on Zoom. You will receive a link to the event after registration.
After the presentation, there will be space for Q&A's.
Salon Night in COVID times. Let's get together, share a glass of wine and laughs and talk challenges we thought stayed in 2020.
21st January, 19:00
F*ck Ups & Resolutions ONLINE
First Salon Night of 2021. Let's get together, share a glass of wine and laughs and talks last year and the upcoming one.
26th November, 19:00
Show Your Work ONLINE
Questions to think about beforehand:
What was your biggest challenge in 2020? What did you learn from it?
What is your biggest aspiration for 2021?
What to bring: good mood, quality internet connection & wine of course.
Showing your work, discussing it with others and hearing various opinions is usually quite a hate love relationship, right? Though we think that as designers we often very closely associate ourselves with what we do, it becomes our sense of identity - so why not have a friendly chat about this designery face of ours.
(10 minutes to present your work + 5 minutes discussion)
What to bring: Your presentation*, good mood, quality internet connection & wine of course.
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 also believe in the power of community, having a space to discuss, share ideas and learn from each other. Our aim is not to go grande - we want to keep it a casual and intimate space for an open conversation.
*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 men to share ideas and collaborate, you are welcome. **Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!
Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or just noticed! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list. If you wish to connect personally with the chapter hosts, you can find us among the ladies below.