Episode 27

#27 Dare to Dream Big: Q&A with Dream, Girl Director Erin Bagwell

Erin Bagwell, first time director, and co-producer of Dream, Girl, didn’t start out in movies. Bagwell got the courage to quit her corporate job and pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker from discovering a community of young women entrepreneurs who were pursuing their big dreams. Inspired by her peers, Bagwell “leveled up” and began to believe in herself. Bagwell’s film, Dream, Girl features a handful of diverse female founders, including women of color ranging in age from 25-83. During a live Q&A with our Season Three host, Erica Duignan Minnihan, Bagwell talks about her hope that people can see themselves in the women showcased in the film. Girl, be prepared to dream!

Notes

Feminist Wednesday

Ronna & Beverly

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, iBooks

Clinton’s Tech Policy Targets Young Entrepreneurs by Steve Lohr, The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makers

How Did Lena Dunham, Mark Zuckerberg and Simon and Garfunkel Find Success? by Gene Marks, Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird – The Curiosity Driven Life SuperSoul TV

Mighty Oak

Additional Reading

The Most Important Thing I Learned as an Entrepreneur by Erin Bagwell, Time

The very big dreams of Komal Minhas by Julie Beun

Film Inspires Female Founders To Dream Big by Geri Stengel, Forbes

An Open Letter to Parents of Entrepreneurs by Justin Bariso, Inc.

Why you shouldn’t quit your job to become a full-time entrepreneur by Jessica Mai, Business Insider

5 Steps to Take Before Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur by Jayson Demers, Entrepreneur

5 Reasons Why Writing Down Goals Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them by Damian Pros, Elite Daily

How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign by Greg Ponesse, The Next Web

Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.

Bio

While working 9 to 5, Erin felt the doldrums of corporate America eating away at her soul. But outside of work, she poured her heart into telling the stories of inspiring women on her blog, Feminist Wednesday. Erin’s lifelong dream was to make a feature length film, and she realized she could combine her two passions by making a film about the amazing women she was meeting. So fueled by coffee, a drive to change the world, and a feminist agenda, Erin quit her job to launch a Kickstarter campaign that raised $100K in 30 days. Dream, Girl - the documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs - was born. Then Erin met Komal Minhas, and both their lives changed forever. Dedicated to amplifying the stories of women and girl’s Komal brings an unparalleled energy to producing, and creating new standards for distributing independent films. Business partners, and best friends these two work side by side and live only blocks away from each other in Brooklyn. Ready to take on Hollywood’s gender gap one ambitious film at at time. Dream, Girl will be released in June 2016 worldwide, with an official premiere event June 9th in New York City.

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