She Started It: Park City Film Series Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

She Started It

From Silicon Valley to our own Silicon Slopes, women in the technology sector face innumerable hurdles, which multiply when these women are entrepreneurs. In 2016, venture capitalists invested $1.46 billion in female-led startups. That number for male-led startups? $58.2 billion - nearly 40 times as much according to Fortune.

The Park City Film Series, in partnership with the Women’s Giving Fund, will present a free screening of the documentary She Started It on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m. She Started It tells the stories of five young female entrepreneurs who are creating technology companies despite barriers like industry sexism, lack of female role models and self-doubt.

Following the film, we’ll have a panel discussion with three women who are breaking barriers in tech and business in our community. Heather Zynczak is the Chief Marketing Officer at Pluralsight, a start-up worth more than a billion dollars. Juliana Duran studied entrepreneurship in college, and now she works with PandoLabs, which is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get their businesses and ideas off the ground. Tali Kottler, a Park City High student, helped revive the Park City High School Ladybots (a robotics club for girls only), and she sits on the Women Tech Council’s SheTech Student Board. The discussion will be moderated by Leslie Thatcher, News Director for KPCW.

After the panel, everyone is invited to the “Entrepreneur Showcase” and reception, designed to connect girls and women who aspire to start their own companies – tech and traditional - together. The goal of the screening and showcase is to celebrate female entrepreneurs in our community, and use their success to inspire the next generation.

 This event is part of the Park City Film Series’ monthly Reel Community Series and is completely free, thanks to the Women’s Giving Fund. For more information and to RSVP, click here.