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International Women's Day Event: "She Started It" Screen Filming

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

In part of Ellevate Network's celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Ellevate Network will screen 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.

This panel will be moderated by Mark Lipton, Professor of Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, and the speakers include:

*Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.  


Event Type

Film and Media Screenings


General Public


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy


Gender and Sexuality, Management



Limited free tickets for New School students, faculty and staff. See the link at the top right-hand corner of this page.

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