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Join us for the screening of Dream, Girl in celebration of

Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 14th – November 18th, 2016

 

We know the names of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. But what about the female entrepreneurs? What’s their story? From brand new startups to million dollar industries, it’s time we stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.

Dream, Girl, is a feature length film telling the stories of 10 inspiring female entrepreneurs, showcasing the moments that helped them achieve success to the struggles they encountered along the way. Feeling stuck in the corporate culture and frustrated with her career, producer and director Erin Bagwell, quit her job, raised $100k with a Kickstarter campaign, hired an all female crew and turned her dream of producing a film into reality.

On Thursday, November 17th, all the way from New York City, Erin Bagwell will be visiting Amarillo to present the screening of Dream, Girl followed by a Q&A Session with Erin Bagwell, Creator of Dream, Girl, LaChristian Taylor, Governor’s Commission for Women and Wendi Swope, owner of Double U Marketing. We invite you to the screening party to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, and to support the growing female entrepreneur community in the Texas Panhandle. The screening, held at The Bowery Warehouse will feature a red carpet, drinks, hors d’Oeuvres, meet and greet with Erin, the premiere of the WT Enterprise Center 15th Anniversary video and the main event, the screening of Dream, Girl. Meagan Collier with KAMR NewsChannel 4 will be the hostess for the evening. For more information on this event see below or click here to purchase your tickets.

Women from across the Texas Panhandle also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive brunch the morning of the 17th, to hear from Erin Bagwell, creator of Dream, Girl and LaChristian Taylor, Executive Director for the Governor’s Commission for Women. The brunch will also have four breakout sessions for female entrepreneurs to enhance their knowledge or learn valuable skills for leadership. Purchase of brunch ticket is also admission into the Dream, Girl Screening event. For more information on the event see below or click here to purchase your tickets.

 

 

Dream, Girl Exclusive Brunch

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at the Amarillo Museum of Art

10:00am – Check-in

10:30am – Brunch Begins

11:00am – Fireside Chat with Erin Bagwell – Dream, Girl and LaChristian Taylor, Governor’s Commission for Women

12:15pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Option 1: Work/Life Balance with Dr. Emily Hunt, WTAMU Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Option 2: Business Model Canvas with Kyla Frye, WT Enterprise Center and Amy Henderson, ANB

1:00pm – Break and Refreshments

1:15pm – Breakout Sessions

  • Option 1: Social Media Topic with Kim May, Nobox Creative
  • Option 2: Professionalism Topic with Laura Street

Fireside Chat Participants:

Erin Bagwell– Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In the summer of 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. She has been featured on Forbes, Vogue, TED + Clinique’s “Smart Ideas Campaign”, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Upworthy and FOX Business and was named one of the top 100 millennial creatives by Levo League.

LaChristian Taylor– LaChristian Taylor served as a Field Supervisor for Texans for Greg Abbott, managing Governor Abbott’s coalition-building and grassroots organizing activities in Southeast Texas. Taylor began her career at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, where she assisted with public relations and served as a liaison between the library and museum and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Taylor subsequently served as a Field Representative for former eBay CEO and 2010 California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s campaign, managing get-out-the-vote operations, voter registration and local precinct operations in the Los Angeles region, and as the Senior Regional Political Director for Tony Strickland’s 2012 campaign for Congress in California’s 26th district. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Taylor is a graduate of California State University Northridge. Governor Abbott has previously stated that his goal is to make Texas the #1 state for women-owned businesses. Working under the Director of Economic Development, Taylor will work with the Governor’s economic development divisions to raise Texas from the #2 state in the nation for women-owned businesses to #1 by working to foster and grow women-owned businesses in the State of Texas.

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Dream, Girl Screening Event

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at The Bowery Warehouse

5:00pm – Red Carpet Opens, Meet and Greet with Erin Bagwell, producer and director of Dream, Girl

5:30pm – Networking, Hors d’Oeuvres and Drinks

6:00pm – Introductions and premiere of WT Enterprise Center 15th Anniversary Video – Dream Big Amarillo Video

6:15pm – Screening of Dream, Girl

7:15pm- Q&A Session with Erin Bagwell, Dream Girl, LaChristian Taylor, Governor’s Commission for Women and Wendi Swope, Double U Marketing

Q&A Panelists:

Erin Bagwell– Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In the summer of 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. She has been featured on Forbes, Vogue, TED + Clinique’s “Smart Ideas Campaign”, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Upworthy and FOX Business and was named one of the top 100 millennial creatives by Levo League.

LaChristian Taylor– LaChristian Taylor served as a Field Supervisor for Texans for Greg Abbott, managing Governor Abbott’s coalition-building and grassroots organizing activities in Southeast Texas. Taylor began her career at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, where she assisted with public relations and served as a liaison between the library and museum and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Taylor subsequently served as a Field Representative for former eBay CEO and 2010 California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s campaign, managing get-out-the-vote operations, voter registration and local precinct operations in the Los Angeles region, and as the Senior Regional Political Director for Tony Strickland’s 2012 campaign for Congress in California’s 26th district. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Taylor is a graduate of California State University Northridge. Governor Abbott has previously stated that his goal is to make Texas the #1 state for women-owned businesses. Working under the Director of Economic Development, Taylor will work with the Governor’s economic development divisions to raise Texas from the #2 state in the nation for women-owned businesses to #1 by working to foster and grow women-owned businesses in the State of Texas.

Wendi Swope– An Amarillo native, Wendi earned her Associates Degree in Advertising from Amarillo College and her Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications from WTAMU.  She worked in television news in Amarillo and Oklahoma City for 11 years as an editor, producer, reporter, and anchor.  Wendi later pursued a career in politics, serving as District Director for State Representative John Smithee before being named Marketing and Communications Manager for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. Wendi was able to combine her passion for media, politics, and marketing with the creation of Double U Marketing.

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