She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind-the-scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.
Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, She Started It takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.
Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, She Started It explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.
She Started It is one of 5 must-watch movies for entrepreneurs in 2017 - Inc.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcGGrUx666s
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Join WWEST for a series of screening of films featuring women in STEM with the aim of encouraging more girls to go into STEM careers. We’re kicking this off with a screening of Hidden Figures at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library on Sunday, May 6, from 1:30-4:30pm. The next screening WWEST and the Burnaby Public library are putting on to get girls into STEM is She Started It, a documentary on women tech founders. It will take place at the McGill branch. The final screening of films featuring women in STEM being put on by WWEST and the Burnaby Public Library is Dream, Girl being screened at the Tommy Douglas Branch on Friday, May 11 from 3:00 - 5:30pm. Dream, Girl is a documentary about female entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology