Please note that this Academy will be a movie screening, followed by the Q&A with Nora.
"She Started It"?
SHE STARTED IT gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face. Following five young 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; Goldie Blox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. The women of SHE STARTED IT are diverse and highly relatable, and they set a powerful example –which we believe will inspire the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. There are lessons here for parents, teachers, employers, investors and of course, young women and girls. Changing the status quo will not be easy. Everyone needs to lean in!
Who is Nora?
Nora Poggi is a French journalist/filmmaker directing her debut film on women tech entrepreneurs, SHE STARTED IT, which premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2016. She has interviewed key players in Silicon Valley for the past four years for publications including Examiner.com& Usine Nouvelle. She previously worked at French social networkViadeo.com and award-winning production company Lucky Dragon Productions. She is a TEDx speaker and has been featured in Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, Glamour, Huffington Post and many others