“Any person, male or female, could be a leader and I think anyone is capable. It just so happens that, for us, it’s more complicated. I hope that this is the generation that changes because I think that it’s time for change.”
These are the words of a young girl in the new film Dream, Girl, created by feminist advocates Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas. The documentary highlights the lives of five ambitious female entrepreneurs, showing young girls — and the world — what it means to be a leader.
Bagwell developed the idea to create Dream, Girl after quitting her nine-to-five job at a corporate company. She decided that it wasn’t enough to just tell girls they are capable, but someone needed to show them. And that’s exactly what she did. Not long after, she met Minhas and the two started a revolution.
Dream, Girl features entrepreneurs like Mariama Camara, the founder and creative director of Mariama Fashion Production and co-founder of There Is No Limit Foundation. Born in the Republic of Guinea, Camara is dominating the philanthropy and fashion industries as an African woman.
The film’s world premiere was on June 9th at the Paris Theater in New York. Since then, the film has been viewed and praised by New York Magazine, Forbes, Upworthy and more. Bagwell and Minhas hosted screenings in June throughout Canada, New Zealand and the U.S., and they plan to host more in the future. In the meantime, anyone can host or attend a local private screening.
“Our dream is to have a million women around the world see this film, and we’re well on our way to achieving that dream,” Minhas says.
Click here to host your own screening.