Who are we?
We are a group of women and teen girls who believe that our stories have the power to shape our world. We are from all different communities and experiences. We think collaboration is about not surrendering but building something we all own. We believe that every issue has a million perspectives. We believe that girls have a power in their voices and their ideas. We believe to build leaders, we have to give girls ways to lead. And we think that telling stories visually is the road to leadership. Learn about our Mission, History, and Philosophy here!
Barbara Wiener – Founder and Executive Director and Mentor
Affiliation and Qualifications: Executive Producer: BW Productions, Producer, Director, and Writer for 22 years, 14 years with PBS. 6 Emmys and 3 National Educational media awards. Multiple international awards for documentary work. Adjunct professor of film at MCAD. Extensive mentoring experience with girls and media-Walker Art Center, Minnesota History Center, Perpich High School for Arts education, Arizona Bridge Project, Rainbow Families, GirlsBEST advisory panel, TIES (internet 2 educational network). Guest artist/professor: Stephens College, AAUW, White House Project, Founder: TVbyGIRLS (1997), BA Austin College-psychology and communication arts, MFA, University of Minnesota.
“I remember how hard it was to grow up female. And I remember the great passion I felt to make an impact in the world. I see that same spark in girls today. By partnering with girls, I know we can create the world we want to live in …a world of spirited intelligence, courage and compassion. I know we can share that vision through the media, using images and stories to reinforce our strength. TVbyGIRLS is all about giving life to the future.”