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Field Trip: "She Started It": A Mill Valley Film Festival Screening with Q & A Discussions with Directors Nora Poggi & Inslyah Saeed with film subject Thuy Truong

The conversation continues about access and diversity in computer science and tech with a special field trip to the Mill Valley Film festival screening of <<She Started It>> with Q &A discussion following with directors Nora Poggi & Inslyah Saeed; including film subject Thuy Truong. This event is generously sponsored by our community partners at the California Film Institute and Mill Valley Film Festival. It is a has been approved by TLHS and organized by TL Innovation Lab in conjunction with .

All interested TL STudents can pick-up field trip slips after 9/14 in the main office or at TL Innovation/Coding Lab at Lunch in the Engineering Tech Computer Limited availability to first 25 students to submit signed permission slips by Monday 10/3 will attend.  More info please contact : Maya Bartolf, Co-Founder TL Innovation Lab: or

Academic Excellence at Terra Linda High School.

 She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.


Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, SHE STARTED IT takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.

Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, SHE STARTED IT explores the cultural roots of female under representation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.