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2020 Detroit Startup Week | Virtual

Ashley M. Williams

Ashley M. Williams

marketing, content creation, digital marketing, digital media

Founder and CEO

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Ashley M. Williams is the leading Millennial and Gen Z content marketing strategist, spokesperson, consultant, and global speaker for brands that want to reach younger generations — helping brands to create the right content, craft the right messages, and produce experiences that bring them, Millennials, and Gen Z together. She is excited and determined to use her love of journalism, social media, and live experiences to inform and inspire. Ashley is the founder and CEO of RIZZARR, a tech-enabled content marketplace. Through RIZZARR, brands are able to find and work with Millennial and Gen Z content creators worldwide – particularly nano-influencers and micro-influencers. She is also the founder of Millennials Change, an event series created to inspire Millennials to make a positive impact on the world. In addition to overseeing RIZZARR and its events series, Ashley regularly moderates or speaks at gatherings around the world for numerous entities such as the U.S. Department of State, in which she travels to U.S. Embassies and consulates. She also hosts a video and podcast series called, The Ripple Effect of You. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Ashley was an award-winning journalist. She worked for NBC News, WBAL Radio, and USA TODAY. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, earning a B.A. in broadcast and digital journalism as well as minors in international relations and Spanish. Fun fact: Ashley was a collegiate debater; she received a scholarship and placement on the USC Trojan Debate Squad. In her spare time, Ashley is a board member for various mission-driven entities that connect with topics of importance to her. Some of these entities include Techbridge Girls, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, the Global Shapers Community, and First Independence Bank. Connect with Ashley further by visiting her website:

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