Boulder Screening of She Started It
Boulder, CO • March 23, 2017
Join Ellevate Network in celebrating International Women’s Day with a screening of "She Started It", a documentary following five young entrepreneurs, with a special panel of local business stars.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM MDTCU, Boulder Campus, Eaton Humanities Rm 150
Boulder, CO 80309
Please Note: Students can buy discounted tickets for $10 at the door!
Join us for this special documentary screening, and panel with business experts form along the Front Range. It promises to be empowering, informative and an evening to remember!
About the Panel:
To provide an exciting introduction to this film we will be hosting a panel of four leaders from Boulder who will launch our event with a panel discussion and a brief Q & A. The panelists include:
Sue Heilbronner, co-founder and CEO of MergeLane - the leading investment accelerator for startups with at least one female in leadership. Sue offers companies and audiences deep insights into how to create a culture that empowers and leverages high-potential females.
Venture Capitalist Kirk Holland, Managing Director at Access Venture Partners - Kirk brings a long track record of successfully investing in, growing and exiting high growth technology and digital media companies. He is very active in building entrepreneurship in the community as a Techstars mentor, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network advisor, board member of StartUp Colorado and the Colorado Software Association.
Pam Glick, CEO of SyncHR - Pam brings more than 15 years of senior management experience to the role. In recent years, her primary focus has been strategic practice, tactical execution, and solution development, with an emphasis on business plan development, sales and marketing, team development, solution delivery, and overall financial results.
And serving as our moderator, Lisa Reeves, VP, Corporate Strategy at Workday. She was the Co-founder & CEO of GridCraft, a company focused on data analytics. Workday acquired GridCraft in May 2015. Lisa has been a leader and product visionary in the enterprise software sector for more than 20 years.
About the Documentary:
In part of Ellevate Network's celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Ellevate Boulder 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.
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