What would you do if you knew you would succeed?
The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things captures the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. The film presents unique portraits of powerful, creative women in a range of careers and life stages with a focus on women in STEM, who share the lessons they have learned along the way.
About The Director
SARAH MOSHMAN, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Sarah Moshman is a TV Producer and Emmy® Award Winning documentary filmmaker. Growing up in Chicago, Sarah found her passion for filmmaking at an early age. She attended the University of Miami where she studied Video-Film and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in TV and film. Sarah worked in reality television as a field producer for networks like ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and the Food Network. Documentary filmmaking has always been her passion. In 2012 she and her producing partner Dana Michelle Cook started working on The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things as a way to change the way women are portrayed in the media by traveling across the US and interviewing inspirational women from all walks of life.
About the Producer
DANA MICHELLE COOK, PRODUCER
Dana Michelle Cook is a TV Producer and Emmy® Award Winning documentary filmmaker who grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and held several internship positions working for Director Ivan Reitman. In 2004, she began producing at Pietown Productions on original programming for HGTV and The Food Network. Since moving to Chicago over 6 years ago, Dana has been a freelance Field Producer and Writer on shows like Design on A Dime for HGTV and Dancing With the Stars on ABC.
Host a Screening
The Empowerment Project has universal themes that are appropriate for ages 9 & up. The film has screened in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, groups, organizations, corporations and beyond! The film is 54 minutes long and includes the stories of 9 inspirational women, many of them in STEM.