Women's History Month Event: San Diego Screening of She Started It
San Diego, CA • March 29, 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.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDTSeismic
12770 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
In part of Ellevate Network's celebration of Women's History Month, we will be doing chapter wide screenings of She Started It. So, this event is just our San Diego screening.
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.
We will wrap up the evening with a guided panel discussion where four esteemed local tech entrepreneurs will share their stories and parallels to the screening.
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