SHE STARTED IT
2016 | 64 min | USA
Directed by Nora Poggi

Australian Premiere

Followed by panel discussion

Presented by 

SPEAKERS

Dhakshayini 470×470
RMIT and Decolonised Design
 
may chai 470×470
Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship
 
rachael yang 470×470
Investment Manager, Impact Investment Group

Speaking @ She Started It

zoe milne 470×470
Founder LoopLearn

Speaking @ She Started It

She Started It is a feature length documentary on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi and beyond. The film aims to highlight successful role models for young women, and shows what it takes to be a female in the world of tech startups.

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.

CLASSIFICATION: Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult