Who Knew Making a Film Would Be Like Founding a Startup?
What do you get when you marry Joan of Arc with Madam Curie? Last week’s guest: Anne Ravanona! Galvanized by the ugly statistics about early stage funding for women entrepreneurs, Ravanona launched Global Invest Her, a company dedicated to closing the global gap in funding for women entrepreneurs. I was intrigued by how Ravanona has applied recent findings in science about the differences between men and women’s brains to create her own “secret sauce” of advice to help women improve their fundraising pitches to male investors.
Feeling stymied and bored with your corporate job? Warning: listen to this week’s episode at your own risk! Our guest, Erin Bagwell, first-time film director and co-producer of Dream, Girl, documents her inspiring journey from quitting her corporate job to making a film about five female entrepreneurs. Bagwell lit up the room in a 30-minute live Q&A at BroadMic’s hosted screening of the film. I love that Bagwell is a 30-something unabashed feminist, who is encouraging women to get out there and “take up more space!”
Both Ravanona and Bagwell demonstrate remarkable dedication to a shared cause, encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to think big, be bold and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams!
We’re thrilled to announce that Erica Duignan Minnihan, who led the Q&A with filmmaker Erin Bagwell, will be our new BroadMic host in Season 3. Erica is co-founder and Managing Partner of 1000 Angels, a private digital venture investment network. With over a decade of experience working on behalf of entrepreneurs and investors in the NYC startup community, Erica is a change agent and thought leader in early stage venture capital investment. We are so excited to have Erica on board!
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