About the Authors

The genesis of this book was a series of breakfasts over a couple of years. We got to know each other, talked about our lives, the lack of knowledge of women in history and many other topics that women discuss. At one of those breakfasts, Jill mentioned that there would be a series of Her Story books.  Barbara suggested that the second in the series should be about women and the movies.  Suddenly, before the next bite, the seed was planted for this book—a book on women throughout film’s existence, a Her Story of the movie industry.

Jill S. Tietjen

Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer. She 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. Jill has conducted research into historical women around the world for the past thirty years and speaks around the country about women’s contributions to history. 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 is often profiled and quoted in the media, and her articles have been printed in a wide variety of publications. She has received numerous awards and has been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.


Barbara Bridges

Barbara Bridges has spent much of her life as an entrepreneur and businesswoman. In 2006, she founded Women+Film, a program in partnership with the Denver Film Society, where she has been bringing audiences together with films, by and about women, that ignite discussions around global issues facing women today. With the annual Women+Film Festival, a section of movies in the Denver Film Festival and movie screenings throughout the year, it is a popular film program that not only entertains but educates and inspires as well. Barbara speaks to various groups about the role of women in the movies and has been involved with various film festivals. The Denver Post named her one of Colorado’s Top Thinkers in Arts and Culture. Barbara has served on the boards of several women’s organizations, both locally and nationally, and has received numerous awards as a result.


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