“Maiden” – a film with a familiar story line for many female entrepreneurs

bird's eye view of sailboat - promo poster for Maiden movie

The documentary “Maiden” is a retelling of the sailing adventures of the 1989-90 first all-woman crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race. While the film contains plenty of footage of building-size waves, icebergs and treacherous sailing conditions, it also shares the equally treacherous conditions that skipper Tracy Edwards faced in finding funding and dealing with the sexist attitudes the Maiden crew was up against before, during and after the race.

Sounds a little like what many women are still facing today when launching a business! Check out the trailer here and a review of the film here.

This link is an interview with Tracy Edwards and Alex Holmes (film director) that has some fabulous Q&A with Tracy at the end.