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The Official Together Digital Summit at SXSW (formerly Women in Digital) in partnership with WP Engine's Shero Fair
Womxn, allies, & advocates! This event brings together the most powerful womxn in digital from across the nation for a series of talks & power panels, with our moving & sometimes life-changing Ask + Give sessions.
We'll be presenting alongside the Shero Fair, featuring several predominate non-profit organizations that benefit women in digital.
What is Womxn?
A woman (used, especially in intersectional feminism, as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n & m-e-n, & to be inclusive of trans & non-binary women).
What is Together Digital?
Nearly 2,000 womxn in the creative & digital landscape, from across the country. Our members work across all digital professions from marketing & communications, advertising to design, research & development, to UX/UI, & any field where digital is your medium & tool.
What makes Together Digital unique?
We're a sisterhood without stigma. We choose collaboration over competition. And we ASK for what we need without shame, we GIVE without judgment, & GROW together.
Don't miss this empowering, educational, & motivational day.
AGENDA: (subject to change)
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Check-in, Mingling + Networking
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Why We're Here & Asks + Gives
(Founder, Alaina Shearer & CEO, Amy Vaughan)
4:00 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion - Designed for Disruption (brought to you by Integer)
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Asks & Gives
5:30 - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion (brought to you by WP Engine, Digital the Great Equalizer)
6:00 - 6:30 pm
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Closing, Networking, & Happy Hour
DESIGNED FOR DISRUPTION, PANEL MODERATOR :: Katie Martell
Katie Martell is an unapologetic marketing truth-teller. She is the author & Executive Producer of Pandermonium, a book & documentary exploring the intersection of marketing & social movements. Martell was named "one of the most interesting people in marketing" & a top voice on LinkedIn 3X. A former CMO & entrepreneur, she is a frequent speaker at conferences in the US & internationally. Subscribe to The World's Best Newsletter at www.katie-martell.com
DESIGNED FOR DISRUPTION, PANELIST :: Alissa Allen
She believes that for brands to win in culture, they need to be doing three things: 1) be attuned to the constant shifts in culture outside of their own categories; 2) continuously adjust & adapt in response to these cultural waves; & 3) do this intentionally. She is the architect of the strategic methodology called Waveform Analysis, & has developed this theory over a career of 15+ years counseling brands, talent & content creators across categories & platforms worldwide.
As VP, Group Director of Insights & Strategy at Integer, the commerce arm of TBWA\Worldwide, Alissa is at the helm of a diverse team of data-driven storytellers leading the retail revolution at AT&T across more than 5000 stores. Today & in the future of the digital age, Alissa believes that consumers are co-creators' in business, culture & activism & that in an always-on world, activism plays a distinct new role in the dialogue that exists between people & brands.
Alissa Allen was born in Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Canada, Ireland, The UK & France, & is now living in a 5-generational household on the planet California. A lifelong activist, Alissa has led & participated in social justice initiatives in more than 20 countries.
DESIGNED FOR DISRUPTION, PANELIST :: Som Puangladda
Som Puangladda has spent more than fifteen years working with leading tech companies from Silicon Valley to New York City. Today, she is an award-winning global marketer, responsible for revenue growth & marketing at GumGum, a Santa Monica-based AI & digital marketing company.
Prior to joining GumGum, Puangladda's B2B marketing career included roles as VP of Global Demand Generation for the programmatic marketing company Rubicon Project & Director of Marketing at pioneering web video startup JW Player. She holds a degree in Business & Marketing from Assumption University & currently resides in Marina Del Rey, CA. When she is not working, Puangladda enjoys cooking, travel, & connecting people to one another.
DESIGNED FOR DISRUPTION, PANELIST :: Lindsey Wade
Lindsay Wade is a Brand Strategist at Heat New York, the advertising agency inside of Deloitte Digital, where she helps brands find their values & their voices. She is passionate about changing the systems that have led to systemic inequality & has devoted the last year to a research project focusing on the value of diversity in advertising. Prior to working at Heat, Lindsay graduated from the VCU Brandcenter with a Master of Science in Business & a focus in Creative Brand Management.
Happy Hour Tequila Tasting & Featured Guest
" I embrace & welcome the new age of the woman entrepreneur, where women leaders are embracing their gender differences by creating female-inspired products. I may not be the most interesting woman in the world but my Tequila sure is!