Pioneers in Skirts

A social impact documentary that tells the stories of how women with pioneering ambitions identify, confront and resolve unexpected bias in the workplace.


Now that the film is almost ready, Pioneers in Skirts is looking for Outreach Sponsors! We’re looking for businesses that are on a mission to create a gender-balanced workplace and would like to partner with us to create post-release gender parity outreach programs. Click here for more!

Today’s girls grow up with a dream: “I can be anything I want to be if I just work hard enough.” As adults, today’s young women are experiencing a workplace–reality filled with cultural and systemic challenges.

After facing this reality in her own industry, director Ashley Maria set out on a 4-year journey to hear the stories of other millennial women, find solutions from workplace experts, and share how pioneering women and men can confront the biases they see.

advancing the mission of inclusion and diversity

MOVIE UPDATE: We are in post-production; editing our 4-year journey of finding out how to help today’s ambitious women prepare for, and resolve, the tidal wave that will soon hit them.

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2708, 2017

7 tips for headache-free indie filmmaking

August 27th, 2017|POV|

Director Ashley Maria has several indie films under her belt, ranging from comedic, horror to immersive films. Ashley has spent the last 10 years discovering and putting into practice some pretty efficient tips and tricks for navigating the world of indie filmmaking. Fresh off of filming pick-ups for a post-production effort, Ashley sat down with me to [...]