She Did That., a timely and poignant documentary film celebrating the passionate pursuits of Black women and their entrepreneurship journeys, will premiere in Detroit at the Aloft Hotel on August 8, 2019. The film, executive produced by Renae Bluitt, examines the professional and personal experiences of four exceptional entrepreneurs, providing audiences the opportunity to walk in their shoes and discover how they overcame adversity, made history, and built lasting legacies. The screening event will include a “She Did That.” marketplace featuring local woman-owned businesses and a post-screening Q&A session moderated by Kimberly Dobine featuring: Renae Bluitt (“She Did That.”), Melissa Butler (The Lip Bar), Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson (The Ten Nail Bar), and Gwen Jimmere (Naturalicious Beauty). The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at shedidthatdetroit.eventbrite.com.
The latest U.S. Census figures show African-American women have majority ownership in more than 1.5 million businesses with over $42 billion in sales. She Did That. explores what drives Black women to turn their obstacles into opportunities and passions into profit, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of change agents. The film features Chicago-based Luvvie Ajayi, Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Digital Strategist; Melissa Butler, Founder of The Lip Bar; Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter; and Tonya Rapley, Founder of My Fab Finance.
“I’ve been telling the stories of Black women entrepreneurs through my blog, In Her Shoes, for a decade now,” says the film’s Executive Producer, Renae Bluitt. “She Did That. is an extension of that love letter to Black women who make history as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country. Our goal with this documentary is to change lives, elevate minds and serve as inspiration for young girls who need to see what’s possible with hard work and an unwavering commitment to excellence.”
Since its release, “She Did That.” has been featured at ESSENCE Music Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, the Women’s International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, and has inspired tomorrow’s leaders at Spelman College and Howard University. The film will be streaming on iTunes (pre-sales available now) and Amazon TV starting August 20, 2019.
For additional information on screening event markets, dates and venues, please visit: http://shedidthatfilm.com and follow the film on social @shedidthatfilm.