Doyenne Hosts Its First Movie Night to Celebrate the Courage of Women Entrepreneurs

Heather Wentler
Executive Director, Doyenne

Doyenne Hosts Its First Movie Night to Celebrate the Courage of Women Entrepreneurs

Community Invited to Screening of “Dream, Girl” at Sundance Cinemas in Madison

Madison, WI — April 4 , 2017: Doyenne is hosting its first Movie Night, sponsored by Clark & Gotzler, at Sundance Cinemas as part of its FUNdraising event series.

“Our FUNdrasing events are opportunities for the larger community to engage with Doyenne in a ‘fun’ experience to promote women entrepreneurs within our community, learn about the organization and the work we do, and as a way to bring in funds for Doyenne to be able to continue to provide the excellent programming and coaching opportunities Doyenne organizes for women entrepreneurs,” said Heather Wentler, Co-founder & Executive Director, Doyenne.

Members of the Madison–area community are invited to gather together to support women entrepreneurs and participate in a screening of the film Dream, Girl. This movie examines the struggles and successes of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurship, and was selected as a must-see for members and those considering joining or supporting Doyenne. It provides an honest portrayal of the diverse experiences of women entrepreneurs from a variety of different backgrounds, highlighting their joys successes and challenges.

The event will provide participants with a relaxed evening of cocktails, popcorn, welcome by Doyenne leaders and screening of the movie. In addition, attendees can join a unique post-film discussion amongst three to four local entrepreneurs. The women selected for the panel will interview each other about specific themes of interest from the film in a real-time conversation.

“We are excited to share this film because it makes a strong case for why women’s entrepreneurship, and more specifically, why organizations to support the advancement of women’s entrepreneurship are critical. It highlights the challenges women face,” said Amy Gannon, Co-Founder & Director of Programming, Doyenne. “Doyenne works relentlessly, in Madison and beyond, to address these challenges and create opportunities for women entrepreneurs to thrive.”

Doyenne’s Movie Night will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Sundance Cinemas in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets cost $20 per person and include free popcorn, movie screening and networking. Tickets at the door cost $30 per person. Discounted rates for students and groups of 5 and 10 attendees are also available.

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Doyenne encourages members of the community to gather friends to attend for an evening of inspiration, information and an understanding of the work Doyenne does and how they can get involved in the movement.

About Doyenne
Doyenne was founded in 2012 to address the gender gap within the entrepreneurial community in Madison, WI. Unlike other entrepreneur organizations, Doyenne takes an individualized approach in developing transformative learning opportunities for women. It’s programming is focused on four pillars of success: Community Collaboration, Connect Networks, Developing Entrepreneurs and Funding Ventures.

Together these areas of emphasis ignite and empower smart, aspirational, modern women to come together and drive each other forward on the path to success. Ultimately, Doyenne is a movement to change the face of entrepreneurship in Madison and beyond. For more information please visit:


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