Women Who Raise: Our new series in production now!

Hello Dreamers,
 
With just one week away from our 1 year anniversary of Dream, Girl my team is really excited to share some big news with you!
 
A couple of months ago, Amanda Curtis, the CEO of Nineteenth Amendment reached out to me. While on a business trip in LA she attended a screening of Dream, Girl and fell in love with our mission. She saw her experience reflected on screen and the film gave her the boost of confidence she needed to keep crushing on her trip, which is amazing because that weekend she was meeting with a bunch of potential investors for her company. Fed up with the endless meetings and need to justify her female-focused brand to male investors, she decided to start filming her fundraising journey with the hopes to inspire and motivate other women raising capital.
 
​​​​​​​Amanda and I met on a cloudy day in Manhattan and after a few cups of coffee it became clear that diving into money narratives, exploring the ways in which women get funded, and learning how to slay the fundraising process as a female founder was something that my team and hers felt really passionate about.
 
​​​​​​​So we are teaming up to share those stories.

“Women Who Raise” is a new web-series about raising capital through the eyes of the women doing it today.

Through the five-part series, we learn how to pitch investors, find support on the fundraising journey, debunk common myths around money, and most importantly, discover what it takes financially to build your business through the eyes of the women doing it today.
 
Our team is currently casting other inspiring founders to share their fundraising stories, as well as looking for investors and money experts to dive into money myths. Interested in submitting your story and being part of this series? Click here to share your experience with us!

 
The Dream, Girl team is also looking for partners to help us fund the series. If you know any people, brands, or businesses that might be interested in supporting our mission,you can view and pass on our pitch deck here!
 
Thanks so much for all your support- I can’t wait to bring this new series to you next year.
Xx,
 
Erin
 
 

Erin & Komal Named to Oprah’s SuperSoul100 List!

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NEW YORK, NY – On August 4, 2016, Oprah Winfrey Network honored Dream, Girl producers and filmmakers, Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas in the inaugural SuperSoul 100 list.  This list features extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others.OW Picture - Komal & Erin 1

Erin and Komal stand alongside other notable SuperSoul honorees like Ava Duvernay (Director of Oscar nominated film, Selma), Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post), Sophia Bush (Actor, Director, Board of Directors on the Girl Project), Blake Mycoskie (Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS), and Amy Purdy (Paralympic medalist snowboarder) to name a few. The SuperSoul honorees span all ages, ethnic groups, industries, and faiths, but come together because of their inspirational stories.

Erin’s soul story began unexpectedly when she was sexually harassed in the workplace. She decided to take a leap of faith and quit her 9 to 5 to live out her dream of becoming a filmmaker, and bringing the stories of real women to the screen. She started a Kickstarter campaign to fund Dream, Girl and raised over $100,000 in 30 days. Komal saw the campaign and knew she had to be a part of it. She signed on to be a producer and to create an innovative distribution strategy that disrupts the way films are traditionally released.

Komal and Erin with their fellow #SuperSoul100 Creatives. Including Nate Parker, Prince EA, Zendaya, Amandla Stenberg, Ingrid Nilsen, India.Arie, Luvvie, Gina Rodriguez, Ava DuVernay, and more.

Business partners and fierce feminists, these two are ready to take on Hollywood’s gender gap one impactful film at a time. Dream, Girl held a private screening at The White House and sold out their world premiere at the Paris Theatre in NYC. Huffington Post named Dream, Girl the number one “Feminist Film To Watch” and Upworthy called it “the film every little girl (and grown up girl, too) should see.”

With the help of an all-female crew, Dream, Girl tells the stories of five women entrepreneurs from all different industries. Their mission with the film is to empower leaders across generations and highlight the power of the female economy. 

Erin and Komal know that any great cultural shift starts with taking women seriously and they hope to inspire women everywhere to own their power and follow their dreams.

Dream, Girl can be seen through hosted community screenings across the country, and Erin and Komal plan to spend the next year bringing the film and its message to events around the world, visit www.dreamgirlfilm.com/host to find out more. 

For more information about the SuperSoul100 list, go to http://www.supersoul.tv/supersoul-100Followers can participate and help spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets using the hashtags #dreamgirlfilm, and #SuperSoul100.

Please contact erin@dreamgirlfilm.com with any questions. For press photos, click here.

Happy Birthday, Komal!

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Komal is the kind of person who, as she moves through life, makes impressions on people. Everyone she’s crossed paths with has a story about how she’s gone out of her way to uplift them. Maybe it was a pep talk she gave at a vulnerable moment or maybe it was just her energy and drive that inspired them to work toward that kind of passion in life — everyone remembers her light.

So, since today is Komal’s birthday and she deserves to hear all the nice things, we decided to assemble a few Dream, Girl team members to tell their own ‘Komal stories’.

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