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Filmmaker passionate about empowering the next generation

Sarah Moshman

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Sarah is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN and Good Morning America.

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Sarah is an inspiration because of her tireless hard work to empower others through her incredible films and her unique perspective on why storytelling is so important makes her a powerhouse entrepreneur as well. She has worked behind the camera on hits shows like Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef Masters, Minute to Win It and more.

Reasons to book Sarah Moshman

  • Sarah is dedicated to telling stories that uplift, inform and inspire as well as showcase strong female role models on screen.
  • She is a master interviewer and most importantly she has nurtured an environment where any person she interviews feels safe and empowered to share their most intimate and painful stories as well as greatest triumphs.
  • Sarah is an inspiring public speaker and an adjunct professor in documentary film, passionate about empowering the next generation of storytellers.
  • She is a Filmmaker and Entrepreneur who can successfully take a film from the idea stage through development, fundraising, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution and marketing.

After directing two short documentaries about female empowerment in young women, Girls Rock! Chicago (2010) and Growing up Strong: Girls on the Run (2012) she set out to direct her first feature doc The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things (2014) which has been screened over 700 times around the US and around the world in schools, groups, organizations and corporations starting conversations about gender equality. With Indieflix as the distributor, the film has been sponsored by major brands like Nordstrom, American Girl and Microsoft to spread this message far and wide.

Sarah’s second feature doc, Losing Sight of Shore follows the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean. The film was released globally in 190 countries on Netflix in May 2017. NEVERTHELESS is Sarah’s third feature documentary which take a look behind the headlines of #MeToo and Time’s Up to shine a light on the sexual harassment crisis and how we can rebuild our culture.

Prior to focusing on documentaries Sarah worked as a field producer on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars for 10 seasons as well as shows on NBC, MTV, Lifetime, Bravo and the Food Network. She often jumps in to story produce for premium doc series on A&E, HBO and Showtime. She also directs branded content for EllenTube, Tastemade, Mattel, AT&T, Samsung, Stayfree, SPANX, and more.

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Keynote by speaker Sarah Moshman

Being Bold and Naive

Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois – Sarah takes us through how her love of filmmaking began and how the camera gave her a voice and a courage she hadn’t discovered yet. 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. And although the job had its perks – 20 million viewers, a slew of celebrity talent to work with – Sarah felt like something was missing in her career and in her life. She set out to pursue her dream of making documentary films that can uplift, inform and inspire.

Sarah recounts 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 shares the stories of these incredible women as well as shares clips from her films to truly immerse the audience in these stories.

Sarah then takes 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 explains how much of a risk she took in the making of thefilm 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 today the film can be seen in over 190 countries.
With a unique mix of an entrepreneurial spirit, a drive to change the way the world perceives women – Sarah entertains, enlightens and encourages the crowd to live their best lives.

Partial List of Takeaways:

  • We are all extraordinary – we just have to unleash our potential.
  • It is so important to share our experiences and our stories – our voices matter.
  • You can never cross the ocean without the courage to lose sight of the shore – leaving a comfort zone in pursuit of a better version of ourselves.
  • We have the power to change our media landscape – with our dollar, with our remote, we are more powerful than we could ever know.
  • Everyone will feel inspired and empowered by the end of this talk!
Keynote by speaker Sarah Moshman

Nevertheless We Persist

As a documentary filmmaker, Sarah’s work is intertwined with entrepreneurship, activism and storytelling. In this keynote, Sarah guides us through her initial impetus for taking on a project about sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo and her journey to tell the stories behind the headlines in the form of her latest documentary NEVERTHELESS.

This keynote and this film are not about pointing the finger at any one person or company, it is about the ways in which all of us can be complicit to the behavior, but more importantly how we can all come together to shift our company culture and rebuild. Sarah’s mission is to share the intimate stories of the men and women who have experienced sexual harassment firsthand with the goal in mind of continuing the dialogue that has been ignited in the United States. Sarah sees that involving men in this conversation is paramount – and that nothing will truly change unless everyone is at the table to work towards a healthier work environment. The overall message and tone of the film is informative and uplifting.

The keynote is impactful and empowering. The entire film can be screened as part of your program, or Sarah can show a few clips from the film as well as the trailer and shape it in to an hour-long keynote. This film is not available anywhere else at this time, so this is a very special opportunity for workplaces, organizations and conferences to be on the forefront of this conversation. Private link to view the film prior to booking can be made available.

Partial List of Takeaways:

  • Themes discussed in the film include: key definitions related to sexual harassment, privilege, social capital, intersectionality, toxic masculinity, how we raise our girls and boys, activism and much more.
  • Individual clips include – the story of a 911 dispatcher who was assaulted while working, a writer’s assistant on the hit TV show FRIENDS who experienced a hostile work environment, and a Tech CEO who was harassed after hours by a Venture Capitalist she was pitching to.
  • How allies can show up in the workplace and how men can take part in this movement.
  • Everyone will feel like they have concrete action items after this talk to bring back to their workplaces!

Where Are All the Female Heroes? | Sarah Moshman | TEDxNormal

NEVERTHELESS Documentary Official Trailer

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When organizing TEDxNormal, I wanted speakers who had engaging stories to tell, and would challenge the audience with their storytelling abilities. I immediately thought of Sarah, and our audience was not disappointed. She blew us away with the story she told, and how she told it. It is not easy to stand on the big red dot, but Sarah did it with confidence and grace.

Doan Winkel

TEDx Normal Organizer

I was elated to invite Sarah to speak at WE Day California . Sarah is an incredible role model, is making noise and has something to say. She was able to intimately connect to an audience of 16,000 with her candor, kindness and authentic sense of self. She believes in her projects and inspires others around her to believe in themselves. The Empowerment Project is about lifting people up and Sarah does just that. The audience was captivated and inspired with Sarah’s message. We were thrilled to include Sarah at WE Day California.

Jill Pearson

Supervising Producer We Day

Sarah’s documentaries and presentation was empowering and moving during our Inaugural Women’s Symposium. Her passion for her work and empowering women is inspiring. She brought many of us to tears due to her passion and determination to share with the world the beauty within her work. We are excited to have her at Hill Air Force Base for future events.

Sapr Victim Advocate

Hill Air Force Base

We were thrilled to host Sarah as our Keynote Speaker at a recent fundraising event. From the start, Sarah was a delight to work with- responsive, positive and flexible during the planning stages. On event day, Sarah’s presentation exceeded our expectations, and her humble, funny and relatable demeanor won attendees’ hearts. Our guests left: 1. wanting to rush home and watch all of Sarah’s films and 2. feeling inspired and empowered. We raised a record amount of funds at the event, but even better, we were able to provide guests with a uniquely uplifting and motivating experience — all thanks to Sarah. We can’t wait to see what Sarah accomplishes next as she shares her special light as a force for good in the world.

Megan Kukowski

Girls on the Run

Sarah was absolutely amazing!!! I think everyone in the room wanted to be her best friend! I would say the best part was how “real” Sarah was and that she was able to pull together her life experiences, the experiences of the extraordinary women in her files and then the first thing she said to start the presentation was – “On paper it may look like we have nothing in common, but we have everything in common!” I think that really drew people in and put a nice bow as the final presentation of the two-day event. She had the audience tearing up but also uplifting them – it just really made the conference end on a high note.

Jill Newman

IFAI Women in Textiles Summit

Sarah is an incredible storyteller. She drew the audience in with moving accounts of amazing women. Her challenge to explore what we would do if we weren’t afraid to fail had our attendees engaged and inspired. Her own journey to share these stories is equally fascinating.

Pam O’Donnel

International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
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