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Detroit Women in Digital OPEN May Meetup

Heard of Women in Digital but unsure what it means to be a member? Attend this OPEN Meetup to learn what we are all about. This event is FREE to attend, and we do not hold open events often, so make sure to gather your squad, and connect with the empowering Members of WID. You will also get to meet your Detroit City Champion and Board!

This month's theme: The Future of Search

From keywords to voice, and alt text to AI, search is an ever evolving field. What are the key trends and best practices to make sure you rank well? Learn with us about the future of search from the experts!

This meetup also includes a special visit from WID HQ!Experience the strength of our Member Pledge in action as WID Founder, Alaina Shearer, leads everyone in a powerful Ask + Give session.


6:30pm – 7:00pm: Check-in. Mix + Mingle

7:00pm - 7:10pm: News + Updates from the Board

7:10 pm – 7:40 pm: Asks + Gives. Led by Women in Digital Founder, Alaina Shearer. Learn about the history and founding of Women in Digital and the benefits of Membership, and experience the power of Asks + Gives.

7:40pm - 7:45pm: Break

7:45pm - 8:15pm: Guest Speaker; Hillary Glaser, Associate Director Search + Content Strategy, Campbell Ewald - The Future of Search

8:15pm - 8:30pm: Individual Asks + Gives, and open networking, continues. Members trade their power by asking for, and giving, support, advice, and favors.

Guest Speakers:

Alaina Shearer, Founder + CEO, Women in Digital

Alaina is the Founder and Original Member of Women in Digital, a ground breaking 1300+ member organization uniting women in digital creative professions behind one purpose – to empower each other through one another. She founded Women in Digital in June of 2016. Also find her podcasting for Women in Digital's Slings & Arrows, contributing to AdWeek, wrangling she and her husband's four children, and managing her digital agency Cement MarketingConnect on LinkedIn.

Hillary Glaser, Associate Director Search + Content Strategy, Campbell Ewald

Hillary is a well-seasoned marketing professional with specialties in Content Strategy, Content Marketing, SEO, and Paid Search. Her career spans over 15 years in the industry with experience all over the world. Working with big clients like the US Navy is just as exciting as working with smaller clients like local HVAC contractors. When she is not working, she spends her time volunteering with The Well – Detroit, and maintaining the PapAdopters Papillion dog rescue website. She’s also happily married with two awesome little boys, and three energetic dogs. Connect with Hillary.

Our mission:

Your digital talent makes you one of the most powerful women on the planet. Together, we join to share knowledge, to inspireeach other and to become empowered by that strength. Our mission is to connect women in digital through engaging and educational events and to enable them with the confidence and tools necessary to exchange their powerMore about Women in Digital here.


"I recently attended my first Women in Digital meet up and it was unlike any other 'networking' event. While every person in the room was there in a professional capacity, there was an undercurrent of shared values, shared struggles and shared desire for change.

It was a powerful experience to see women band together to raise each other up in a way that only women can. I can't recommend joining Women in Digital enough. This is a professional community that feels like the home we never knew we needed but have always been seeking." - Alaura Weaver, Copywriter + Content Strategist

Who should attend?

  • All women in digital creative, marketing, advertising, and tech fields are welcome. Our members have a digital creative focus within the marketing, advertising and communications industries. From content strategists and designers, to developers or social marketing pros and CMOs – you are all women in digital and all welcome at our events.
  • Become a Women in Digital Member to attend. Join here.
  • If you have a sales motivation for attending, do not come. Soliciting our attendees and members for business or sales is strictly prohibited. If you do so, you will be kindly asked to leave OR you can officially sponsor us (better option).
  • Men, we prefer you not attend our open or members-only meetups. Why? By nature, when faced with challenges, women respond by creating community. This is ours. Would you like to support us? There are so many ways. Sponsor an event, buy group memberships for the women on your team, or attend our National Conference.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or others, please contact Renee at

Thank you to our venue partner!

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