Victoria-September 13 “She Started It” Screening: Media Release
CONTACT: Robyn Quinn, Chair, Island Women in Science and Technology
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Join Us for A Special One -Time Screening of an Empowering Documentary on Female Tech Entrepreneurs
Victoria BC (August 10, 2017) – Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), with dedicated support from the Discovery Foundation and Purpose Five, host a one-time screening of She Started It on September 13 at 6:30pm.
She Started It follows 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; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.
“These stories can help inspire the next generation to dream bigger,” said Robyn Quinn, iWIST Chair, “but they can also urge today’s generation to simply support women entrepreneurs”.
Sharing those stories contributes to a healthier tech culture and economic benefits according to Discovery Foundation CEO, Dr. David Harper, “In the tech sector, women are underrepresented, especially in senior management and as board directors. The Discovery Foundation is committed to positive change by partnering with organizations working to make our BC tech sector more diverse and inclusive. The facts are that more women in tech create better, more innovative companies that have a greater chance of success and healthier economic returns for investors and for BC.”
The timing is right to talk about the challenges facing women founders in technology. Part of Experience Tectoria hosted by VIATEC located at Fort Tectoria 777 Fort Street, the screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.
Admission is $10 online and $15 at the door. Refreshments are included.
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