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International Women's Day Event: Madison Screening of She Started It

Madison, WI • March 23, 2017

Join Ellevate Network in celebrating International Women’s Day with a screening of "She Started It", a documentary following five passionate young women who strive to compete in the tech world.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St
Madison, WI 53703
US

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In part of Ellevate Network's celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Ellevate Madison will be one of the many chapters screening She Started It.

She Started It, a documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys’ club of high tech startups.

She Started It gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

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.

Following the film screening, Dr. Amy Gannon will moderate a panel with two local female entrepreneurs, Winnie Karanja and Simone Doing!



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