Today on Extraordinary Women Radio, I’m excited to bring you the delightful Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges.
I’m launching today’s podcast a couple of days early to share the upcoming book launch of their new book: Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies.
They are hosting a book launch party at 7 pm on October 24 at the well known Tattered Cover Book Store on Colfax in Denver. It’s going to be a special event, so I wanted to make sure you knew about it!
In this episode we jam about:
- How Jill and Barbara decided to write this book
- The silent movie era and how women was most involved in it
- The women who stood out in the movie industry each decade
- What Jill and Barbara hope for women in Hollywood
- Barbara’s work through Women+Film – Denver Film Society
- Jill’s Her Story books series
This is the second time that Jill has joined us on Extraordinary Women Radio. Jill S. Tietjen is the co-author of Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, which received the Daughters of the American Revolution History Award Medal.
She speaks around the country about women’s contributions to history. Jill is arguably one of the top historians on women across all fields of endeavor in the U.S. She works to bring more visibility to women through her continual nominations of historical and living women for national, state, and local awards. Her nominees have been successfully inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, and a number of state Women’s Halls of Fame. Jill herself, is an inductee to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
Barbara Bridges has spent much of her life as an entrepreneur and businesswoman. In 2006, she founded Women+Film where, with the Denver Film Society, she has been bringing audiences together with films by and about women that ignite discussions around global issues facing women today. The Denver Post named Barbara one of Colorado’s Top Thinkers in Arts and Culture. Her involvement in Women+Film naturally led her to join the Women’s Leadership Council at Sundance. Barbara has received numerous awards and is a member of the Women’s Forum, a past board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and a member of the Women Moving Millions’ board
As you can see, these are two amazing women and I’m honored to bring you their stories today!
“Women are completely and totally competent.” – Jill Tietjen
“Women, they all have a story to tell. That’s the genesis of making the film.” – Barbara Bridges
Let’s meet Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges.
Connect with Jill Tietjen on LinkedIn and check out Barbara Bridges’ website. Check out their book Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies on Amazon. If you want to know more about their collaboration, browse on their website: Hollywood, Her Story.