These statics exist in a world where more and more women are taking on leadership roles by starting their own businesses and breaking glass ceilings. One problem may be that they’re not as visible as the powerful men of the world. (Seriously, who doesn’t know who Mark Zukerberg or Bill Gates is?) If young girls can’t see that women are changing the world, how will they know they can do it, too?
That’s the point of Dream, Girl, a documentary seeking to help the next generation of female leaders reach their full potential. The film features interviews from the owners of female-run business, as they chronicle the challenges, struggles and triumphs they experienced on their journey to success. Before you get too excited, it’s not a reality yet—the Kickstarter project still needs more backers to reach its $50,000 goal and there are only six more days left to make that happen.
Erin Bagwell, the director and producer of the film, spoke with Feather via email about the project. After starting a feminist storytelling blog, Feminist Wednesday, a year ago, she felt inspired to tell the stories that were being published on the site.
The ones that most intrigued her were the empowering stories of female entrepreneurs.
“There is a really supportive group of female entrepreneurs in NYC that help and support each other,” she says, “and I really felt inspired to share those stories on a greater scale and capture those moments on film.”
We’re definitely sold on this project. You can visit their Kickstarter page to learn more about the project and what incentives backers will receive. (We want one of the shirts so bad!)
You also find out more about the film by watching the video below.