It’s impressive when you encounter someone who turns dreams into reality. This week, we shine the spotlight on someone whose mind was sparked with an idea that was brought to fruition last year. Filmmaker Erin Bagwell did just that, and she’s got an inspirational story.
After having founded a storytelling blog called Feminist Wednesday, she began to dream bigger. In 2014, Erin launched a significantly successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding. This catapulted her and her team to produce the feature-length film Dream, Girl.
Quite simply, the film’s mission is to tell the stories of remarkable entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation of leaders. Most people are familiar with names like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Dream, Girl asks: “What about the female entrepreneurs? What’s their story?” The documentary serves as a vehicle to “show [girls] what it means to be a leader.”
Along the way, numerous accolades have been bestowed:
- In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the White House as part of the United State of Women Summit.
- Erin’s story has been featured in Forbes, TED, Vogue, and The Washington Post and she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul100.
- In 2017, Erin was selected to be part of the U.S. Department of State’s American Film Showcase.
- Dream, Girl is available worldwide for public screenings and was named the number one feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.
Congratulations to Erin Bagwell and the Dream, Girl Team!
Learn more about Dream, Girl here: http://dreamgirlfilm.com
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Learn more about Feminist Wednesday here: http://feministwednesday.com/