Meg Richey is a high school senior from Charlottesville, Virginia. We met her during the She Started It Screening Tour and were impressed by her maturity and brilliance. She won the $10,000 scholarship of the PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox Contest for “The Search For Hidden Figures”, won the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation scholarship, she’s a HERlead Fellow and Grant Awardee of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention Award and the Virginia Award Winner, and a team member of the University of Virginia (UVA) Biomedical Engineering Design Lab. Whew !

What did you start? I developed a patent…


What did you start?

Alexis: I started the She Started It ESTEAM SUMMIT for Girls in Charlottesville, Virginia, a free, day-long event for girls in grades K-12. Inspired by the She Started It documentary, I brought together four other dynamic ladies in education and STEM to organize the event. Participants enjoyed workshops, entrepreneurship and engineering challenges, a screening of the film, panel discussions, and hands on activities throughout the day. …


Screening for the launch of Girls In Tech Phoenix Chapter (photo courtesy of GIT Phoenix)

It has been a little over a year since we released our film She Started It into the world, at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California. It has been an exhilarating journey, as we realized the hustle was just beginning. Our award-winning documentary has had…..drumroll……….300+ screening events in over 20 countries! :)

We’re also proud to have been selected by the prestigious film diplomacy program American Film Showcase to tour US Embassies around the world, and to have signed with top educational distributor Grasshopper Film, which means that She Started It is now available for purchase by schools, universities…


If you have the bravery to start anything, be it writing a book, starting a business, inventing a new recipe, launching a comedy club with your friends, then pat yourself on the back. You should be celebrated. Starting something from scratch is not easy, and keeping at it to actually make it successful and have an impact is even harder. After interviewing countless successful women founders for the past four years, we now have a pretty good idea of what success looks like and it comes in all shapes and forms. We are curating this series to profile women and…


Dear Friends,
Happy #WomenHistoryMonth ! Insiyah and I are so excited for this month of celebration, which is really happening everyday for us ! 2016 has been the most intense and amazing year. After 3,5 years of hard work, we finally released our baby, our film, starting with our Festival Premiere on October 8, and a
Screening Tour that took us to 27 stops in 6 weeks this past Fall. It was overwhelming and fantastic all at once. Now counting 100+ screenings in a dozen countries, the response to She Started It has been phenomenal. …


Here we are. Three and a half years after the journey began, we finally got to share our film on the big screen at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California for our World Premiere on October 8, 2016! A day we will cherish forever!


Back to the Roots — Why We Made #She Started It — and What’s Next

Dear Friends!

After a whirlwind premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, screenings at MIT, Harvard, Wellesley, GlobeDocs, Rice University and the incredible Grace Hopper Conference — we often get asked the question over and over again — why did you make this film, and what’s next?

For us the answer is the same — we wanted to share the stories of women starting companies. When we started in 2013, that’s precisely what we set out to do, to document these fiery women, and show…


We’re back with our #IStartedIt campaign featuring driven people starting awesome things! In the spotlight today, Girls Driving for a Difference, a team of Stanford women using design to empower young women across America to become leaders of social change.

This past summer of 2015, they drove cross-country for 14 weeks in an RV and coached over 50 design & leadership workshops to over 1200 young girls in diverse communities across the nation.

The team of Girls Driving for a Difference

What did you start ?

We started a mobile design studio dedicated to empowering young women across the nation to become leaders of social change. Instead of…


She Started It was created in May 2013 by two journalists turned filmmakers. Our documentary on women tech founders was supposed to be just a web series, but it turned into a feature length film, as we followed 5 driven young women on their road to startup success. Over the past 2 and a half years, the film has pretty much become a startup of its own. Along the way, we met countless people who were inspired by our journey & the women we were filming, and who decided to pursue their own dreams, whatever they may be. …

She Started It

Empowering the next generation of women founders through media. She Started It, a feature documentary film -request a screening: http://shestarteditfilm.com/

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