On May 17th, from 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM the Ellevate Network is presenting a one-hour screening of the documentary 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.
Join us for this great opportunity to watch an empowering documentary followed by a Q&A with a panel of Chicago's own female entrepreneurs!
The event will take place at West Monroe Partners’ office in the Loop – located at 222 W. Adams St, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.
Reception to Follow.