Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Grayson Morrow & Jen Riedel

Hello ladies! A discussion night will be held monthly for ladies to 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 me here!

Oct 12th, 7:15 Chit Chat

As the first of hopefully many events, we'll kick off this series with people who would like to join. We'll enjoy wine, chat design and future topics at Port of Raleigh.

Nov 14th, 7:00 Designer as Author

As designers we don't need to only make other peoples brands look great. We can develop our own content & ideas and use storytelling as a tool. Molly Davis Lind will be our guest speaker

Jan 26th, 7:00 Lead by Design

Today's world is calling for more designers to serve as leaders. At the same time, it's calling for more female leaders. Are we ready?
In this session, you'll jam with Marie Schacht and others in the group on this complex topic. We'll unpack it, question it, and give every ounce of our curiosity to it.
Learn more about Marie:

Feb 22nd, 7:00 Passion Mining

Angel seeks to help others unlock and discover their true potential through passion mining. How do we uncover our true passions and how do we turn those passions into professions or hobbies into money-making ventures? Dive in as we discuss the ups and downs to passion mining and the keys to finding the confidence to take the first step.

March 28th, 7:30 Creative Identity Beyond Labels

How do you design a career - and an identity - as a multi-faceted creative? In this workshop, you'll discover how to use creative risk to open up new areas of possibility, alongside tried-and-true strategies for personal exploration and accountability. Mailande Moran will be our guest speaker.

April 25th, 7:15 Work in Progress

It’s easy to mistake imperfection for failure. But the truth is, in order to do our best work, we need to celebrate and embrace the imperfections. And recognize our progress.

Bring a piece you are working on and talk it out. It could be a poster, a website, a sketch, a post-it with ideas, an illustration... anything at all. There’s only one rule: it has to be unfinished

May 30th, 6:00 Imposter Syndrome

Join us for a conversation about imposter syndrome, the space it takes up in design, and overcoming this fear to make your best work. Danae Edmonds, self-taught designer and founder of Aspiring Co will be leading the discussion.

Why are there so few women leading in the creative industry? Check out the links below to find out more.

Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
TED Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Here are a few women I have admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list.