Binge Watch for Women Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur can be gruelling at times. You begin someplace, but you don’t know how long the voyage would take; hence, you must keep going while keeping your expectations low, however, your financial and energy investments high. It must be exhausting, isn’t it? Furthermore, as a female entrepreneur, you face less favourable conditions, more pronounced cultural biases, financial and capital constraints. You do need some inspiration, something to keep you going, despite your “I don’t give a damn” attitude because being an entrepreneur entails dealing with failure, rejection, and success, among many other things. With your busy schedule, viewing motivational web series might be a terrific way to pass your ‘me’ time! If nothing else, it will inspire you and broaden your horizons. We can learn a lot through watching movies or web series, as much as reading books. So, to spare you some time, we’ve compiled a list of recommendations we think you should check out!
1. Girl Boss
The rise of Nasty Gal, Amoruso’s multi-million-dollar fashion empire, is chronicled in this series based on Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book. With 13 episodes on Netflix, it painted a tremendously hilarious, engaging, and eerily realistic image of what many young female entrepreneurs may face. It’s a one-of-a-kind, full-fledged show about a female entrepreneur that is sure to inspire you.
2. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
“Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” a three-part Netflix documentary series, propelled by glimpses of the Microsoft co-founder. The film delves into the many parts that made him up, about him and his future plans. The film deftly shifts between his altruistic goals and his meteoric rise to become the wealthiest. This web series is a must-see for any entrepreneur, and we don’t have to tell you why!
3. Workin’ Moms
This quirky, hilarious, unusual take on the plight of working moms is something you will surely connect to. While navigating the drama of family, crises, careers, and identity struggles, four working women in their thirties create an unusual friendship while searching for a sense of self.
4. How I Made My Millions
This series documents (ex)ordinary people who pursued their passions without fear of losing everything in the process. Their business eventually exceeded the critical $1 million mark. Success in start-ups does not come easy, which is why you should absolutely watch this to learn more about how they built their brands. It’s a must-see web series for all female business owners, it might help you be the next millionaire! Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels, Nerf, Maker’s Mark, and Jelly Belly are among the well-known enterprises that were featured.
5. The Mind, Explained
Human psychology and business are a potent mix. The success of many companies is based on how well their marketing strategy enables them to manipulate the human mind, engage with people more adeptly, and sell their goods and services. The Mind, Explained is a Netflix documentary series that explores how the brain works. It walks you through the intriguing aspects of the brain, such as memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and psychedelics. This allows you to deal with your clientele, and yourself better.
6. The Intern
“The Intern,” is a lighthearted generation-gap story that sneaks some unexpectedly conservative gender politics into its sterile new world of online businesses between a 70-year-old wise man and a harried but overwhelmed successful women entrepreneur portrayed by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway respectively. This comedy-drama delves into some important issues, making it an ideal binge-watch for female entrepreneurs.
7. Ted Talks — Life Hacks
What could be more exhilarating than a slew of Ted Talk videos that provide you with a fresh outlook on a variety of issues you may face as an entrepreneur? You often need someone to look up to stay motivated and not give up! Being a female entrepreneur you have your own challenges; this may help you to get out of it a little. So have a good time watching.
8. Shark Tank
It’s a critically acclaimed, multi-Emmy Award-winning reality show with an entrepreneurial theme. It’s about budding entrepreneurs from all around the world vying against each other to propose their business plans to a panel of investors and entice them to invest in their startup! The competition brings out the best in them, and you can scrutinize their concepts, marketing techniques, and business plans.
9. Silicon Valley
This sitcom is based on Silicon Valley’s high-tech advancements, in which a programmer designs an app called Pied Piper and seeks investors for his start-up, while five other programmers struggle to make it to success. The valley’s successful people find it difficult to preserve their success, and the valley is full of twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat.
10. The Pursuit of Happyness
It’s an engrossing tale about a destitute single parent who, after much personal and professional effort, lands a position at a brokerage firm. The film chronicles his challenges, his unwavering efforts, and his upbeat outlook on life. It’s based on Chris Gardner’s true story, who went on to become a successful businessman. I believe that many of the things and issues depicted in the film are faced by female entrepreneurs, and this success story could be a ray of hope. It’s a gripping tale that will undoubtedly inspire you. Available on Netflix.
Emily in Paris, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Something Ventured, Freakonomics and Dirty Money are worth the watch and deals with various aspects that will help you in some ways as an entrepreneur.
Written by Bidisha Boral for The Growup Group