“She Started It” Documentary Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs in Order to Inspire New Ones
11:15 am, July 2nd | by Grace Rasmus
After witnessing the rise of female leaders in Silicon Valley, journalists Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed decided that more people should be aware of the awesome accomplishments of female entrepreneurs. These two women are now on a mission to change the stereotype that “being an entrepreneur is associated with being a man” through their upcoming documentary “She Started It.” Poggi and Saeed will interview as many successful female entrepreneurs as they can in order to shed light on their accomplishments and — hopefully — inspire other women with an entrepreneurial streak to go for it and not let their gender hold them back. According to the documentary’s website:
The goal is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career. We believe that a visual connection is a powerful one; by depicting the day to day lives of our subjects on film we hope to inform and inspire others. In our research we realized that many women feel they do not have what it takes to start a tech company, and even more so build the next billion dollar company. We believe that women can start a company and aim even higher if they believe it possible! Our goal is to create that spark, that by watching we would get someone to say, “if she can do it, I can do it!”
The full-length series is still in production; Poggi and Saeed are seeking contributions via Indiegogo.