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  • Film Screening of She Started It - featuring BS Computer Science Alumna

    Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events

    The Computer Science Department and USC School of Cinema are pleased to bring you a special screening of She Started It.

    RSVP via: http://cinema.usc.edu/SheStartedIt

    She Started It gives a new face to the popular image of 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, She Started It 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, She Started It 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.

    Directed by Nora Poggi
    Co-Directed by Insiyah Saeed
    Produced by Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed

    Followed by a Q&A with Nora Poggi and USC B.S. Computer Science 2009 Alumna Thuy Truong

    7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
    The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
    900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


    RSVP via: http://cinema.usc.edu/SheStartedIt

    Location: School Of Cinematic Arts (SCA) - 108

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ryan Rozan


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