October 17 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trustees Room, Room 302, Alumni Hall
You are invited to attend a special screening of She Started It, a documentary film that follows five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys' club of high tech startups. View the official trailer.
Meet filmmaker Insiyah Saeed '03 and hear about the film's journey. Insiyah is a journalist and documentary producer with a background in storytelling and a passion for women empowerment, As an award-winning writer in print, Insiyah has been published in Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The Wall Street Journal, Women 2.0, and other tech blogs. She is a graduate of the Columbia J-School and has worked extensively in film.
She started It follows five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail, and start again. The documentary 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.
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