Pioneers in Skirts™

When a career-driven filmmaker experiences sexism and unexpected biases at the start of her career, she is shocked to feel a sudden wave of self-doubt come over her. Confused and feeling her ambition plummeting, she embarks on a journey across the United States to find out why.

Learning she’s not alone in these experiences, Ashley Maria takes on one of the biggest issues of our time: why are careers much more complicated and difficult when a woman tries to have one – and what can we do about it?

Pioneers in Skirts is an inspiring story about young women with career ambitions — and the obstacles that get in their way. Catch a sneak peek of the film by watching our Video Snapshots! Premiere target date: later this year / early 2017.

Making a film is not cheap, but it’s the best way to make a BIG IMPACT!

Help us close our funding gap! Pioneers in Skirts is in post-production, which includes editing, color correction, pick-ups, sound design, music composition, closed captioning and packaging for delivery — and we need your help to finish the project.

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Post production costs

Finishing the Film

Pioneers in Skirts depends on individuals, foundations and businesses to help with funding.

Supporters who provide funding and in-kind donations are not only our heroes, they get their name in the credits of the film! And, depending on the level of support — they may get their own title page!!


Make your tax-deductible donation or learn more about other options for supporting Pioneers in Skirts.

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