Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs
My conversation with Erin Bagwell, Director of acclaimed Dream, Girl film.
“Feminism is about finding my most authentic self. Here is what is expected of me, but here is what I want to do.”
— Erin Bagwell
I host a weekly radio show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton, called Work and Life. We publish edited versions of my conversations as free podcasts. I invite you to listen to the episode (embedded below) that is my conversation with Erin Bagwell is founder of Feminist Wednesday, a storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the White House as part of the United State of Women Summit. Erin was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul100, a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others. Dream, Girl was named the number one feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.
We talk about her struggle and eventual triumph as the director of Dream, Girl. Erin had fears and doubts when she quit her “soul-sucking” 9-to-5 job and began producing Dream, Girl. She drew on the support of others (her “tribe”), including the women entrepreneurs in her film, to gain the courage and expertise needed to succeed. In the second half of the show, Erin describes the positive impact the film has had on students and on entrepreneurial communities where it sparks important, inspiring discussions. Check out the trailer of Dream, Girls.