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My Story

Once Upon a Time… I was walking home from the Barclays center with my husband, crying about how much I hated my day job. I was working 9 to 5 as an interactive designer for a company that was totally archaic, feeling brought down by the doldrums of corporate culture, and frustrated with my career I wanted more with my life. At the time I was working on Feminist Wednesday, my feminist storytelling blog. I was finding real inspiration through the blog, interviewing and sharing women’s stories. But working on it after hours and in between...

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This Is What Happens When Your Co-Founder Gets Cancer


"Over the next few weeks, emotions came in waves. Fear. Sadness. Anger. I was overwhelmed. We were in the midst of finishing our first documentary film—Dream, Girl—and the pressure was suffocating. We were supposed to premiere the film at the White House in two months and it wasn’t complete. There was a seemingly endless list of work that still had to be done for the film, and we were in the throes of planning our premiere event in New York City. To say we were taking on too much was an understatement—I worried about not...

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Erin & Komal Named On Oprah’s SuperSoul100 List

New York, NY — On August 4, 2016, Oprah Winfrey Network honored Dream, Girl producers and filmmakers, Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas in the inaugural SuperSoul 100 list. This list features extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others.

Erin and Komal stand alongside other notable SuperSoul honorees like Ava Duvernay (Director of Oscar nominated film, Selma), Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post), Sophia Bush (Actor, Director, Board of Directors on the Girl Project), Blake Mycoskie (Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS), and Amy Purdy (Paralympic medalist snowboarder) to name a few. The SuperSoul honorees span all ages, ethnic groups, industries, and faiths, but come together because of their inspirational stories.

The Most Important Thing I Learned as an Entrepreneur


"In September of 2014, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a feature-length documentary about female entrepreneurs that raised $100,000 in 30 days. Since then, I have spent the last two years working on producing, directing and editing Dream, Girl. One of the most important things I’ve learned through this journey is that as founders we need to surrender to self care. I use the word surrender intentionally because building your own business is exhausting and taking time for yourself can often feel like an anxiety-inducing luxury. As my business partner Komal Minhas says in Dream, Girl,...

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The Big Leap Show


The Big Leap Show: Episode 28 Hosted by Kathlyn Hart In This Episode Erin Shares… Where the idea of Dream, Girl film came from Fears she faced while creating a full-length documentary How she prepared for her Kickstarter campaign + tips for success How she became comfortable identifying herself as a filmmaker The process of bringing her co-founder Komal onboard + lessons in learning to share responsibilities Unexpected obstacles in post production and dreams for the film’s future ...

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The Style Line


"Though if there was ever any doubt of that little voice inside, based on our experience, we can tell you (with confidence) that spending time with both Erin and Komal is sure to re-instill a sense of hope when it comes to finding success both personally and professionally. In a flutter of activity and nervous laughter we were honored to have a chance to shadow the leading ladies as they prepared for their premiere." It was so much fun having the ladies from The Style Line shadow Komal and I on June 9th- the World Premiere...

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The Dream, Girl World Premiere


Dream, Girl the documentary film showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs, will premiere June 9th, 2016 at the Paris Theater in New York City at 7:30pm with hundreds attending locally, and thousands online.

Erin Bagwell, producer and director of Dream, Girl, decided to create the film after interviewing dozens of women from across New York City about their entrepreneurial experiences for her blog, Feminist Wednesday. In August 2014, she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, and raised $104,000 in 30 days.

Dream, Girl NYC World Premiere


Join us for the world premiere of Dream, Girl June 9th at the iconic Paris Theater. Get your photo taken on the red carpet. Meet the inspiring entrepreneurs from the film. Be in the audience to watch the documentary and witness the start of the Dream, Girl movement. Participate in an interactive Q&A session with our producers Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas. To top it all off, everyone who buys a ticket to the premiere* is invited to our VIP after-party at the Hotel on Rivington’s rooftop. You’ll be treated to an hour of signature...

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