SHE STARTED IT Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 30, 2021

Join the School of Business for a virtual screening of SHE STARTED IT, a documentary about 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 venture capitalists (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.

The women of SHE STARTED IT are diverse and highly relatable, and they set a powerful example, inspiring the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. There are lessons for parents, teachers, employers, investors and of course, young women and girls. Changing the status quo will not be easy. Everyone needs to lean in!

Opening remarks by MacEwan University President, Dr. Annette Trimbee. The screening will run from 5:10 to 6:10 p.m., and is followed by a panel discussion of special guests, including:

  • Bev Latter, Program Specialist, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

  • Jeanne Lehman, Executive Director, Black Canadian Women in Action (BCW in Action)

  • Nora Poggi, Director, Producer, SHE STARTED IT

  • Connie Stacey, President, Growing Greener Innovations

  • Lynette Tremblay, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Edmonton Global

This event will be delivered via Webex.


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Event Details

Date March 30, 2021
Start Time 5:00 p.m.
End Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Online
Event Type Exhibit/Show, Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Vivian Liew
Contact Phone 780-497-5106
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site