Upcoming Film Presents Stories of Women Technologists, Promises to Inspire Future Female Techies
Feb. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- she++, a Stanford-based organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting female technologists, announces the release of the promotional trailer for their upcoming documentary. The documentary was inspired by the conference held by she++ in 2012, and is set to premiere April 1, 2013. The trailer features footage from interviews held with recently graduated female computer scientists now working in industry, female technology founders, Stanford academics, and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. This film will startle the world and inspire girls to bring their unique perspective to the world of code.
Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/embed/2vPPmhQNS6I
Founded in January 2012, she++ was Stanford's first conference on women in technology. In April 2012, she++ hosted a lineup of inspirational women in tech--from companies such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Pinterest, among others--and 250+ attendees on Stanford's campus. After positive feedback from attendees, mentors, and the press, she++ has expanded into a full-fledged community that inspires women to empower computer science. Through a number of initiatives, including a mentorship program and the upcoming she++ documentary, we aim to create community and momentum for female technologists.
she++: The Documentary (12 min: TV-14 DL) collects research and inspirational pieces of Silicon Valley's unsung heroes to galvanize us to explore our potential as “femgineers”. Written and directed by recent Stanford University “good girls gone geek”, Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, she++: The Documentary encourages the future CEOs, the innovative engineers, the techies and the fuzzies, the sisters, cousins, and daughters, to break away from the stereotype into a revolutionary field. As technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, all demographics must harness new ideas to transform and empower technology.
The documentary is scheduled for release April 1, 2013, and she++ invites those interested to host screenings. Information on hosting or attending a screening of she++: The Documentary is available at http://sheplusplus.stanford.edu/film. Additionally, the second annual she++ conference will be held April 20, 2013, and registration is currently open on the she++ website.