Pioneers in Skirts™

– an inspiring story of young women with pioneering ambitions for their careers — and the obstacles that get in their way.

It’s a documentary film about a young filmmaker’s journey to find out why her career aspirations have been turning into doubt and insecurity, and what it will take to regain the momentum towards the career she has always dreamt of.

Told through the perspective of a millennial high-achiever, director Ashley Maria learns what’s at the core: subtle unconscious biases — as well as lack of support, mentors and role models. Pioneers in Skirts is about solutions for women who are experiencing career setbacks, for the allies who support them, and for the next generation of girls who want to grow up being anything they want to be.

Lucy Sanders of NCWIT

Set to be released in 2016

Can’t wait for the movie to be released? We’re sharing sneak peaks in the Bonus Video area.

Director’s Statement

Woman on the Street Interviews


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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