WT Enterprise Center Hosts Director of Dream, Girl, Erin Bagwell for Amarillo Screening in Celebration of Entrepreneur Week
Every year, the Kauffman Foundation celebrates entrepreneurs around the world during Global Entrepreneurship week. In partnership with the Kauffman foundation, the WT Enterprise Center brought the celebration to Amarillo for the fourth year with the premiere of Dream, Girl, a feature-length film highlighting 10 ambitious and inspiring female entrepreneurs. Feeling stuck in the corporate culture and frustrated with her career, producer and director Erin Bagwell, quit her job, raised $100k with a Kickstarter campaign, hired an all-female crew and turned her dream of producing a film into reality.
The celebration had three events to participate in starting with a female-only brunch, the premiere screening open to the public and a private screening for middle and high school girls from across the Panhandle.
Women from across the Texas Panhandle had the opportunity to attend an exclusive brunch the morning of Thursday, November 17th, to hear from Erin Bagwell, creator of Dream, Girl and LaChristian Taylor, Executive Director for the Governor’s Commission for Women. The brunch also included four breakout sessions led by female leaders in our community covering a range of topics for professional and personal growth.
On the evening of November 17th, all the way from New York City, Erin Bagwell presented the screening of her film Dream, Girl, followed by a Q&A Session with Erin Bagwell, LaChristian Taylor, Governor’s Commission for Women, Representative Four Price and Wendi Swope, owner of Double U Marketing. The screening was open to the public, male and female, to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, and to support the growing entrepreneur community in the Texas Panhandle. The screening, held at The Bowery Warehouse, featured a red carpet, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, meet and greet with Erin, the premiere of the WT Enterprise Center 15th Anniversary video and the main event, the screening of Dream, Girl. Meagan Collier with KAMR NewsChannel 4 was the hostess for the evening.
On Friday, November 18th, middle and high school girls from 13 regional schools across the Panhandle had the opportunity to watch Dream, Girl. The event was created with the intent to inspire them to chase their dreams and know they have a community that supports their efforts. Over 330 students were in attendance to watch the film and had the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with a young entrepreneur panel after the film. Director Erin Bagwell also made a surprise appearance, urging the young girls to dream big and chase after their ambitions no matter how big.