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She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel

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HCC Alief-Hayes Campus

2811 Hayes Road, Building C

West Houston Institute, Auditorium

Houston, TX 77082

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Join us for a screening of She Started It, which follows five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech start-ups. After the film, stay for lunch and learn from a panel of four women entrepreneurs who will share their own stories of creating their own Houston-based startups and nonprofits.

This event is sponsored by Houston AnitaB.org, HCC-Northwest Center for Entrepreneurship, and West Houston Institute IDEAStudio.



Schedule

9:00am – Welcome
9:15am Film Screening
10:30am Group Discussion
11:00am Lunch
12:00 Women Entrepreneurs Panel


About the Film

She Started It gives a new face to the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, the documentary 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.

Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, the film explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure and risk aversion among young women. It exposes too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.

Official Trailer: https://www.shestarteditfilm.com/



About Our Panel

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Amanda Shih, Co-Founder, Code Park Houston

For the past four years, Amanda has spread her enthusiasm for technology to Houstonians K-12 and beyond through Coding in Minecraft, Drawing with JavaScript, Rails Girls, and many other workshops. Previously, Amanda was a Director of Product Development for SimplyApply, a Developer for Interface Designer and Inventor, Developer for OpenStax at Rice University and Co-Founder of Biocentric Developments, LLC. Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Rice University.

Ana Rojas Bastidas, Owner, Orolait

From Colombia, South America to Houston, TX. No two journeys are the same and Ana Rojas Bastidas is an example of what happens when you align your passions with your purpose to create your own opportunities. As she embarks on her newest journey as Founder and CEO of Orolait, a line of breastfeeding friendly bikinis, all of her previous experiences have prepared her to create a game-changing brand that is also a movement. In her not so spare time, she also serves as a mentor for TiE Houston’s Young Entrepreneur program and advisor for Impact Hub Houston.

Tiffany L. Williams, CEO & Creative Director, Twice Media Productions

Tiffany Williams is the CEO and creative director for Twice Media Productions, LLC., a video technology company based in Houston, Texas. She began her career while still in college as a freelance multimedia journalist. Three months after finishing graduate school, she moved to Houston and opened her business at age 24. Since then, the business has grown substantially, working with a host of clients, including Shell, Wells Fargo, Houston Airport System, and the Houston Area Urban League. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXXIV, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Documentary Filmmaking from Michigan State University.

Rhian Davies, VP, Business Development for LetsLaunch

LetsLaunch is a Houston-based Crowdfunding platform changing the way that small businesses and startups raise funds, and people invest. Rhian possesses over ten years of experience in supply chain management, deal delivery and operations within the oil & gas industry, including leading high profile negotiations with major international industry players. Rhian has lived and worked in over six countries and holds a BSc in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School, UK.

Lisa Brunet, Managing Partner, President, DLZP Group

Lisa Brunet is an Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Ms. Brunet is skilled in nonprofit organizations, sales, team building, management, Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and business development. DLZP Group is a woman- and minority-owned company with a focus on implementing, migrating, hosting, and managing business applications on the AWS Cloud. Lisa has been instrumental in the growth of DLZP Group. She developed strong relationships with Amazon Web Services and CIIS (a subsidiary of Canon), which has helped establish DLZP Group as a leading innovator. DLZP Group co-created with AWS the "Test Drive" for AWS and had the first working test drive for PeopleSoft on AWS. DLZP Group is the premier solution provider of migrations' services from On-Premise-to- the-AWS Cloud for Oracle PeopleSoft Solutions.


Special Thanks to Strategic Partner SCORE for collaborating with HCC on this outstanding outreach to gather aspiring & existing women entrepreneurs across generations!

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HCC Alief-Hayes Campus

2811 Hayes Road, Building C

West Houston Institute, Auditorium

Houston, TX 77082

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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