The following is a guest post from Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Dell Precision influencer, Ondi Timoner. Powered by Dell, Ondi’s new series #WeTalk is about women shaping our culture.
My name is Ondi Timoner, I’m a filmmaker and excited to be a guest blogger on Direct2Dell to tell you about my new show that I produce and host, WeTalk.
The inspiration for WeTalk came to me, as I was sitting on a Women in Film panel at Sundance this past January. I thought ‘What can I do to contribute to the change we need to see in our culture? How can we build upon the momentum and move the conversation from #MeToo to #WeDo – to demonstrate that women are not just victims, but an equally driving force in all aspects of our culture?”
I thought I can create a traveling talk show that is also a live event, which brings together some of the incredible women who are transforming how we live. By bringing them together, we can accelerate the changes they are making in the world, and discuss topics ranging from technology to social justice, from media to business and then distribute our panels across the web. So far, it’s been an absolutely transformative experience for all involved!
The show launched at SXSW in March, yielding six episodes with a diverse group of guests ranging from Editor and Chief of Latina Magazine, Robyn Moreno to former CTO of the Obama administration, Megan Smith and rave reviews from the live audience.
Watch the first the three episodes now and check to watch the other episodes that will be released throughout April:
- Seattle Storytellers with Lynn Shelton & Megan Griffiths
- Latinas En Media with Robyn Moreno & Cristina Costantini
- Startup Sparks Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with Arlan Hamilton, Emily Best & Jen Consalvo
- Direct Democracy & Our DYI Future with Megan Smith, Neha Narula & Samantha Snabes
- Voice to Power: Films for Social Justice with Alexandria Bombach & Hayley Pappas
We will continue in TriBeCa, NY on April 24th at the Roxy Hotel, where every panel will be anchored by a film that premieres at TriBeCa Film Festival. Learn more about panels and guest here.
Over the next year, we will bring the show to a variety of cities and WeTalk SXSW will mark our one-year anniversary.
Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice – for her 2004 documentary, DIG!, about the collision of art & commerce through the star-crossed rivalry between two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, about Internet visionary Josh Harris. See full bio on IMDB