Do you dream of starting your own business?

Women are starting businesses at an astonishing rate. There are 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the US, and nearly a thousand new ones open every day. And yet, women have difficulty finding investment – a female entrepreneur has, on average, only 50% of the startup capital that her male counterpart enjoys.

As a woman-owned, woman-led startup, team Gennev is calling shenanigans on that.

Dream, Girl is a documentary exploring the challenges many female entrepreneurs have faced … and how they’ve triumphed. Created by blogger and film-maker Erin Bagwell and an all-women team, funded mostly through grit and Kickstarter, the film is itself a triumph over obstacles.

And now Gennev, in partnership with Seattle International Film Festival, is bringing Dream, Girl to Seattle. 

We’re planning an amazing evening with you at the center. In addition to this inspiring film, we’re hosting a panel discussion and Q&A with some of Washington’s most innovative and accomplished entrepreneurs, educators, and businesswomen. Come ask your burning questions of execs from local orgs like MOD Pizza, TomboyX, JUJA Active, Seattle Girls School, and Inflatable Film. We’ll also have a few surprises to make this a truly special, memorable event!

Order of events:

6 PM Doors open.
7 – 8:30 PM Screening of Dream, Girl
8:30 – 9:15 PM Panel discussion, Q&A hosted by  Gennev CEO, Jill Angelo 

There’s no end to what we can accomplish when women and their allies work together and support each other.

Check out our powerhouse panel, with more to come!

Leah Warshawski is a producer/director who works for film, television, branded entertainment and corporations around the world. Her motto is “Live Hard. Work Hard. Give Back,” and when she’s not traveling you can find her day-dreaming about whales and warm beaches.

 Erin Simmons is a Seattle transplant via Philadelphia with a passion for Google Analytics, Excel Shortcuts, addictive Spotify playlists, and her dog Eddie. She cut her teeth in the agency world before moving in-house as the Director of Marketing for TomboyX. Erin is an experienced marketer that leverages analytics to develop data-driven stories. She then uses these stories to create measurable digital strategy that works.

Betsy Webb is Head of Marketing and Digital, JUJA Active. She has been an entrepreneur, a marketer, and a strategist during a career that has included 5 years at Sprint and 18 at Microsoft, where she was the business leader for the Office 365 launch and for all the corporation’s advertising/media. Now at JUJA Active, a retail startup, Betsy is building a digital marketing engine from the ground up.

Ally Svenson and her husband, Scott, co-founded MOD Pizza, opening the first MOD in Seattle in 2008. They are currently pursuing an aggressive national and international expansion of the brand, excited by the notion of “Spreading MODness” into new communities. Ally is a Seattle native, graduate of Bellevue High School and honor graduate of Wellesley College. Above all, Ally’s greatest and most sacred role is that of mother to her four amazing boys and as wife to Scott! 

Brenda Leaks is Head of School at Seattle Girls’ School. She is passionate about helping middle school students find their voices and live into themselves each day.


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Shannon Perry

January 15, 2017
Director of Programming & Media

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