Women create only 3% of startups, receive less than 10% of venture capital funding, and lead just 4% of Fortune 500 companies. Filmmakers Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed created a new documentary film, “She Started It,” to help change this status quo by encouraging more women to pursue entrepreneurship. Our co-founder Brienne is featured as part of this project.
“She Started It” tells the stories of five founders of technology companies, documenting the joys and challenges they faced raising capital, managing family relationships, and balancing life as young women with the demands of entrepreneurship.
Brienne first met Nora and Insiyah three years ago when both the documentary project and Entefy were just starting up. Speaking after the film’s premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Brienne told the 300 attendees, “It was rewarding to watch this amazing idea come to life. I’m thrilled to be a part of this film’s mission to attract more women to the technology industry.”
“She Started It” will be screened at universities, community centers, companies, and local theaters across the country as part of its continuing mission to encourage women to pursue technology careers. Share the trailer with anyone who inspires you.
Photographer: Deidre Locklear / “She Started It”