She Started It

She Started It

Save the date for screening or organize your own

Save the Date for the D.C. premiere of the documentary film She Started It, a movie to inspire the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

Date: November 15, 2016, 2-5 PM 
Location: World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.

Hear from Nora Poggi (filmmaker) and others. Contact Zoe for more information about attending.

About the movie and the screenings

She Started It Official Trailer

Watch the Trailer

She Started It tells the story of Thuy Truong (pictured above) and four other women entrepreneurs as they build their companies in a startup world that usually lacks female role models.

To help promote the cause, consider organizing a local screening of the movie.

Film synopsis

(from the official website)

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.

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