Women’s Digital Network hosts monthly Meetups to inspire and connect the digital leaders of tomorrow. Events, speakers and topics are all selected to offer variety – from digital strategy, startups and marketing to digital customer experience and digital technologies. You can also see what’s coming up on our Meetup page:

September, 2017

Workshop: Customer Empathy to Increase Sales Conversion Rates

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Maezo Restaurant & Bar , 67 Richmond Street W, Toronto, ON

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM; Admission: $10

Discover your biggest business advantage – Grow your business online by increasing empathy for your customer.

Do you want to identify real qualified leads to generate a higher sales conversion rate? Are you starting a new business? Are you trying to find your ideal client/customer online? Is your current sales/marketing strategy not working? Do you need a new and creative outlook to your digital media marketing strategy?

PepperBrooks, professor, counsellor and award-winning blogger, shares her digital media marketing strategy in this workshop designed to hone your user experience strategy and attract your ideal clients.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Explain how user experience and user personas can be used to define a group target audience
  • Strategy to access target audiences and set appropriate marketing goals for reaching them
  • Overview search engine optimization strategies (SEO) based on empathy and user journeys
  • Demonstrate social media tools and analytics

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Doors open, enjoy some light refreshments & meet others

6:00 – 7:30 pm. Workshop & Presentation

7:30 – 7:40 pm: Q & A and networking

Bring your business cards to enter to win an amazing door prize! $10 fee covers light refreshments.

To Register, please visit our Meetup page

AND,  at this event, we  have two passes to give away to the highly anticipated Game UX Summit’17 (http://toronto.ubisoft.com/gameuxsummit/) in Toronto from October 4-6, 2017.

For those interested in attending the Game UX Summit- Women’s Digital Network has its own unique discount code. The Summit passes at the discounted rate can be purchased through Eventbrite at $199USD* (Regular rate is $399USD) using the code “WDNUX” and provides access to the full content of the two-day Summit.

 

AUGUST, 2017

A to Z Guide To Getting Investors

Join Women’s Digital Network for a FREE session on how – and when – to find investors.

Guest host Ian Brewster, with FirePower Capital, will give us the low-down on how to attract investors at the right time. He’ll provide the A to Z of different types of funding across different business life cycles, including the differences between Series A, B & C funding;  Angel Investors; Venture Capitalists; Debt and Equity Financing; Seeding; Bootstrapping and IPOs.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Maezo Restaurant, 67 Richmond Street W. (at Bay St.),Toronto

Networking from 5:30-6pm

Digi Newsworthy notes: 6-6:15pm

Speaker: Ian Brewster 6:15-7pm

June, 2017

Is Email Marketing Over?

Acme Works

June 14, 2017, 6pm

Email is not over!

Come out to this session to learn the tactics and best practices of savvy email marketing.

If you are using email marketing to grow your start-up  business, or are a seasoned marketer looking ramp-up your email game then this session is for you.

Join us at Acme Works on June 14 from 6-8pm for networking and a presentation on:

  • Trends in email and one-to-one marketing to inspire leading-edge marketers.
  • Best practices for using email to deepen your client relationship and convert more high-value leads.
  • How the upcoming CASL will affect your current marketing efforts. 

Our presenter, Margaret Ngai, is the Founder of Connector42, a marketing agency that uses data-driven technology to support hypergrowth businesses with expert marketers and best-in-class data-driven marketing tools.

All welcome. There will be networking between 6-6:30 followed by a 1 hour presentation and networking after.

P.S. We encourage men to join and attend! 🙂 WDN’s intent is to provide spotlight speaking opportunities to women.

AND – BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARD to enter the draw for a FREE pass to the VRTO conference, June 24-26!

May, 2017

3D Printing Introduction & Demonstration

  • May 29 · 6:00 PM
  • Toronto Reference Library

Design and manufacturing are being disrupted by new 3D Printing technology.

We are excited to announce our May Meetup – an introduction to and demonstration of 3D Printing!  A FREE one hour session at the Toronto Reference Library to see this revolutionary technology in action!

3D printers can create three-dimensional (3D) objects such as auto parts, medical devices, tools, design prototypes, models and even toys and jewelry.

The evening is free and we can accommodate only 30 people for this event, so please book your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Join us at the Toronto Reference Library Digital Innovation Hub (Yonge & Bloor) on Monday, May 29 from 6-7pm for this demonstration and introduction to 3D Printing.

If you bring your valid Toronto Public Library card, this demonstration evening will qualify you for 3D printer certification, allowing you to use the 3D printers and scanners at the Digital Innovation Hubs at selected Toronto Public Libraries. Here you can download ready-to-print designs from websites such as Thingiverse or use 3D scanner and design software to modify a design or create one of your own.

And afterwards, we’ll be heading across the street to the venerable Pilot Tavern! We’ll be on the rooftop patio, known as the Flight Deck! No weather worries as there are patio heaters & awnings if needed! (22 Cumberland St.)

April, 2017

Digital Media Strategy for all business Shapes and Sizes

  • April 26 · 5:45 PM
  • Uberflip

Women’s Digital Network, Toronto ~ Spring Meet-Up

Join Women’s Digital Network and Catalyst for a focus event on Digital Marketing. A panel of brand strategy experts, from both client and agency environments will be moderated by Alan Amerault, Catalyst’s head of Strategy and Business Development and includes panelists from digital firms, Maxus and Mindshare.

There will be time for Networking and refreshments are provided by our site host, Uberflip.

This event is FREE but seating is limited. Reserve now!

Topic: Digital Media Strategy for all business shapes and sizes

Date: Wed April 26th, 2017, Location: Uberflip – Liberty Market Building, 1A7, 135 Liberty St #401, Toronto, ON M6K

Agenda

5:45-6:15pm – Registration & Networking

6:15pm-7:30pm – Digital Strategy Panel discussion

7:30-8pm – Networking

We are honoured to have an amazing panel of digital advertising professionals who work on both the client and agency side.

Catalyst is a well known industry thought leader when it comes to digital strategy. They’ve been innovators in this space for the past nine years. With over 135 digital experts, Catalyst mergers search marketing expertise with social media mastery to help brands succeed int his new digital world and is a driving force in this digital ecosystem.

Our panel of experts will talk about establishing and executing digital strategies in a variety of sectors. Panelists will also provide insights into achieving client goals through digital marketing, including how to prioritize and measure marketing activity.

Our esteemed panel includes:

– Jodi Klein: Director, Digital Investments, Mindshare

– Emily Kilfoyle: Managing Director, Digital & Emerging Technology, Maxus

– Lindsey Talbot: Managing Director, Trading & Activation, Maxus

– Katelyn Taylor: Group Account Director, Catalyst

The panel is moderated by Alan Amerault, Head of Strategy & Business development at Catalyst.

A big thank you to Uberflip for being our site sponsor! In 2012, Uberflip was created by co-founders Yoav Schwartz (CEO) and Randy Frisch (COO). The company launched with Flipbooks, but a vision to always help marketers create great experiences and own the journey led the company to offer a Content Hub builder, making them the first Content Experience Platform. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, both in team size and product offerings, but has always kept creating an amazing content experience its number one priority.

March, 2017

Bots 101 – How Conversational UI is Changing Technology

  • March 2 · 6:00 PM
  • Acme Works

A night of BoTs with Microsoft tech evangelist Sage Franch.

Are bots the new apps? With the rise of messaging platforms and digital personal assistants, conversation has become a core UI element and bots have taken over as the new way of interacting with technology. Ranging from simple FAQ bots to advanced human-like conversational AI, chat bots are changing the way we use, view, and build technology. Join Microsoft Tech Evangelist Sage Franch to explore today’s ecosystem of bots, learn how cognitive computing makes bots intelligent, and take a glimpse into the future of everyday AI.

Also- bring your business cards! We have a door prize for 1 month free trial at AcmeWorks!

Our new partner: AcmeWorks was founded in 2013 by Christine Andrews. Acme Works offers a supportive, shared workspace where independents, entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals of all disciplines can access resources and infrastructure while working at their own pace as part of a vibrant community.

 

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