Reviews and Press

c-net
“The number of female startup founders is low. This documentary seeks to inspire a new flock.” -c|net
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“Five passionate young women strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech start-ups.” – Indiewire
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“We had the chance to talk to the directors of the film, Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, so that they could share and reflect on the past years of producing and debuting the film” – women2.0
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“That’s the perception filmmakers Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed are trying to upend with their new documentary, She Started It, because there are many who don’t fit that Mark Zuckerberg-ish mold. The female tech founders who are out there are seldom put in the spotlight.” – Women in the World / NY Times


“The video above is a trailer for the film She Started It – a documentary, co-directed by journalists Insiyah Saeed and Nora Poggi, which follows four different female founders, as they create new startups.” – Forbes
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“Ghafourifar’s journey as a young, female tech entrepreneur launching her career in Silicon Valley is one of four stories chronicled in the upcoming documentary film, She Started It.” – CNN
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“To get that message out there, Poggi hopes the film will get into theaters as well as classrooms to become tools for teachers and parents to tell young girls that they can be anything they want to be.” – Fast Company
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“Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed are trying to change what young women think they are capable of by taking a closer look at the lives of female entrepreneurs. The journalists’ documentary, “She Started It,” attempts to answer an age-old question: “How does she do it?” – The Huffington Post
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SHE STARTED IT EVENTS AND SUMMITS

“We’re trying to encourage these girls to think about how they can contribute and be the next innovators and makers, and we want to introduce them to some elements that will make them successful along the way,” – Hadar Borden, Director of Blackstone LaunchPad and the WNY Fellowship Program
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