Pioneers in Skirts™

– an inspiring story of young women pioneering in their careers.

Dreaming big led to an impressive start to her career, but when this young filmmaker experiences her confidence and ambition slowly chipping away, she sets out on a personal journey to find out why careers are much more complicated and difficult when a woman tries to have one.

^^ Check out the Kickstarter video we used during a recent campaign!

The film follows the personal story of director Ashley Maria, and features impactful solutions women and men both can use to deal with, and improve upon, the challenges that working women face today.

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. The success of a recent Kickstarter campaign will allow us to finish production of the film, and transition into the post-production stage.

But we’re not there yet! We need sponsors and people to donate to the film. 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 a tax-deductible donation or learn more about other options for supporting Pioneers in Skirts.

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