ERIN’S STORY

Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker, graphic designer and feminist blogger who, in 2013, founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog that serves as a way to share empowering and inspiring stories about and among women. It was through these stories that Bagwell met several female entrepreneurs. She was inspired by their drive, dedication and passion. Not only where they dreaming up awesome products and ideas, but they were also fostering company cultures and communities that supported, believed in and were driven by women.

This experience motivated her to create the documentary to spotlight their accomplishments. In 2014, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 to produce her first feature length documentary, “Dream, Girl.”

 

 

The documentary’s mission is to tell the stories of these amazing female entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation of leaders.

Bagwell described her mission for the project with an interview with Randle Browning:

“Our mission is to pass on the stories of female entrepreneurs, and in doing so, inspire women to see themselves as leaders. We truly believe you can’t be what you can’t see; so the more stories we see of women starting businesses, taking risks and leaning into their careers, the more we can see those leadership characteristics in ourselves, and take ownership of our business or life goals.”

 

The Girl With A Dream

Meet the feminist turned filmmaker

 

She has been featured on The Huffington Post, ELLE, Washington Post, Upworthy, and FOX Business and has won numerous awards for her film projects. She also earned Best in Show 2013 and Best Narration 2013 for On My Block Films.Bagwell is a native of Buffalo, NY. She resides in Brooklyn with her fiance Sal and her cat, Lucy. She  hosts the feminist podcast BeaverTalk out of her apartment. She earned a baccalaureate degree in Digital Media Arts from Canisius College in New York.
Erin loves talking about the power of female entrepreneurs, women in the media, feminism, and crowd funding. She has has the opportunity to share her story and spark the dialogue of discussion around these issues at events like HATCH, NYC Lady Project, Gilt Women in Tech, and the Scaling Change Film Festival.If you are interested in having Erin be part of your next event as a keynote speaker, panelist, or moderator please don’t hesitate to reach out to hello@dreamgirlfilm.com

PREVIOUS SPEAKING EVENTS:

June 19, 2015 | Women’s Urban Retreat Presented by Lean In NYC: Dream
February 12-13, 2015 | 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker
February 4th, 2015 | David Lynch MA in Film Class: “How to Crush Your Kickstarter Campaign”
January 24th 2015 | Step Up: “I Dream To…” Mentoring Conference: How to Follow Your Dreams
November 10th, 2014 | Girl Develop It Leadership Summit: How Feminism Changed My Life
November 3, 2014 | NYC Lady Project 3×3 Speaker
September 27-28th, 2014 | Scaling Change Film Festival: How to Crowdfund your Film
September 25th, 2014 | HATCH Keynote Speaker: How to Crush Your Kickstarter Campaign
September 23rd, 2014 | Canisius College: The Power of Creating and Analyzing the Media
September 22nd, 2014 | Sacred Heart Academy of Buffalo: Following Your Heart and Making Media
September 10th. 2014 | Gilt Women in Tech Happy Hour: Meet Erin and the Dream, Girl film

 

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INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES:

LADYPRENEUR LEAGUE

LADYPRENEUR LEAGUE

Read Erin's interview for the Ladypreneur League.

FEMINIST WEDNESDAY

FEMINIST WEDNESDAY

Erin's article on what it was like to work with an all female crew.

DESIGN SPONGE

DESIGN SPONGE

Erin shares the business advice she learned from interviewing entrepreneurs.

KICKSTARTER

KICKSTARTER

Erin's tips on how to prep your Kickstarter campaign via Feminist Wednesday.