Who We Are

*Our space is safe and inclusive of all women, non-binary, gender, 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!

We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. We are powered by donations and sponsorships to help keep our chapter afloat and running.

We hope to see you with us soon! 

Chem, Thea, Denise, Shannen, Kaela, & Alecs

Conversation Series

Feb 22, 2020
20/20 Vision

Our first event this 2020 is focused on 20/20 vision - we want to put things in perspective and envision the next decade rich with empathy, empowerment, and expression.

We want to create conversations about steps to take to become more environmentally conscious; the value of strengthening local communities; how women are changing the landscape in design; and the value of breaking down stereotypes when it comes to gender.

March 3, 2020
#TDKTuesdays: Celebrating Women in Design

We'll talk about the successes and how to overcome struggles for women in design and freelance. Alex Arcenas shares her experiences working with Canva PH, how it democratizes design, and the accessibility to everyone being able to create something beautiful.   

April 25, 2020
Conscious Label: She Creates the Future of Fashion

Collaboration with Forth Co.

Get inspired by the bold, empowered women who are re-shaping the future of fashion! This is an online round table/panel discussion with the women who are reshaping the future of fashion. We will be discussing topics such as sustainability in fashion, inspiring stories of the panelists and their initiatives in advocating & promoting sustainable fashion in the country.

May 2, 2020
Female Leadership

We'll talk about the importance of acknowledging vulnerability; finding alignment, practicing balance; and female representation in decision-making. We'll share best practices for leaders and freelancers on how to cope, be creative, and continue to be part of a community at this time.

May 30, 2020
Life of A Filipina Creative

For our third anniversary, we want to talk about the life and personal journey of women working and thriving in the Ad world - what it's like to work in an agency; the process in creating ideas/pitches for clients, and how to stay creative, sane and resilient as a professional and as a woman.

Our speaker will be Anika Punzalan  She is currently the Managing Director of Binary Digital Advertising, an award-winning Manila-based digital agency that offers 360-degree integrated digital marketing, brand management, and communication services. 

July 11, 2020
One Brave Step: How To Cope Creatively 

We've been in quarantine for 3 months already. With the changes and shifts of rules, one thing remains is that we have to adapt to the change this pandemic brought us. This month's event, we would like to take ONE BRAVE STEP: HOW TO COPE CREATIVELY. We'll learn about the different journeys of three artists and how we can use passion to discover a meaningful catharsis to help acknowledge and deal with our personal lives in the world we are part of.

September 11, 2020
Ladies Meetup with LW&D Buenos Aires

Our LWD worldwide chapter meetup may have been halted by the pandemic but collaboration still pushes through our community. We love meeting Natalia, Maria Diaz, Angie, Caro, Alejanda, Milagros and Rocio and the rest of the women at LW&D Recoleta Buenos Aires

September 19, 2020
IG Takeover with Shaun Sager

Shaun Danielle Sager is freelance creative consultant and owner of Rafikimono, a Manila based fashion brand. After 3 years at her dream job at an ad agency, she quit last November to dedicate her time to creative projects. She shared with us her creative process, how she sources fabric for Rafikimono, and her pet Rosie. Catch her full IG live recorded via IG TV on our instagram!

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