Filmmakers: Adrienne Becker, Amber Guyton
Runtime: 6 episodes, 8-10 min each
The Iron Maidens (or “Fe Maidens”) are an all-girls competitive robotics team at Bronx Science High School—and one of the only all-female teams in the country. Follow these bright young ladies through “build season” as they design, build, and test their robot in a national competition. A revealing exploration of these fearless trailblazers and their connections to one another, Iron Maidens demonstrates how their combined efforts lead them to excel at solving problems no one expects them to. Maybe now people will stop saying “they’re pretty good at this—for girls.”
About the Filmmakers
Adrienne Becker is Co-Founder of Killer Impact, a media and technology company producing award-winning, multi-platform entertainment with a curated group of storytellers and brands. Former entrepreneur-in-residence at Creative Artists Agency, partner at The Media Farm, and CEO of DailyCandy, Inc. she’s also served as SVP at The Nielsen Company and InterActive Corp. Adrienne holds an M.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She writes for The Huffington Post and sits on the Boards of the Made In New York Media Center, Youth+Tech+Health, the Story Pirates and the B-Stem Project with Women In Technology.
Amber Guyton is a Producer and Marketing Director for Killer Impact in New York City. Prior, as Director of Marketing & Communications at luxury womenswear brand HONOR, Amber developed brand standards and digital presence, implementing targeted, data-driven marketing campaigns and live activations, supported by aggressive media strategy. Prior to HONOR, Amber held roles in production and brand development at Macy’s Merchandising Group, Robert Marc Eyewear and Adidas Group. She has consulted for brands including Tressemé, Spring Studios, Conde Nast, CMH Records and Laughing Lotus Yoga Studios and is a proud advocate for the equality and educational advancement of women and girls.