TeamWomen is partnering with Preferred Speakers to offer an inspirational event with documentary filmmaker and TV producer Sarah Moshman.
Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Sarah will take us through how her love of filmmaking began, and how the camera gave her a voice and courage she hadn’t yet discovered. Sarah took her passions to film school, moved out to Los Angeles, and landed her very first job on the hit ABC show, Dancing with the Stars. While the job had its perks — 20 million viewers and a slew of celebrity talent to work with — Sarah felt like something was missing in her career and life. She set out to pursue her dream of making documentary films that can uplift, inform, and inspire.
Sarah will recount her experience of making her first film, The Empowerment Project, which shines a light on extraordinary women across the US — from a pilot to a mathematician, athlete, astronaut, four-star admiral, and many more. With humor and authenticity, Sarah will share the stories of these incredible women and share clips from her films to truly immerse the audience in these stories.
Sarah will then take us through the once-in-a-lifetime journey of her second film, Losing Sight of Shore, which follows the unbelievable true story of four brave women who set out to row across the Pacific Ocean — from America to Australia, over 8,000 miles! She will explain the risk she took in making the film, as well as the extreme dangers the crew faced on the voyage across the sea. Ultimately Sarah’s wildest dream came true — she sold the film to Netflix worldwide, and the film can be seen today in over 190 countries.
With a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to change the way the world perceives women, Sarah will entertain, enlighten, and encourage you to live your best life.