Make A Tax Deductible Donation

The making of Pioneers in Skirts relies on generous donations from individuals and organizations. You can make a credit card donation via our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

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Real change occurs when movie audiences feel they can be a part of the solution. That’s why we made Pioneers in Skirts a film that takes an honest look at solutions. After four years of filming, we’ve found ways to overcome the obstacles and setbacks women who dare to dream big run into.

We want young women to be better prepared and have the guidance they seek. We want the film to elevate others, and start conversations that are meaningful and productive.


Help In A Corporate Way

Are you a company on a mission to create a gender-balanced workplace? Would you like to show your corporate goodwill and associate your brand with this impact film? We look forward to speaking with you about becoming a movie Sponsor! Please feel free to contact us about how we can make this happen!

We know how to work with you as you leverage your sponsorship too —
– Build relationships with prospects and partners
– Build rapport with existing customers
– Stand out in a unique way against your competition
– Relate your brand with a positive message and experience
– Instigate and nurture positive media exposure


Become An Executive Producer

You’re invited to play a much bigger role in the film — and in turn, in the lives of women and girls.

When you make a $6,000 minimum donation to the film you will become an Executive Producer. Not only will you be part of an effort to impact the next generation of girls, your name will be featured in the closing credits of the film, on movie posters, and on the Pioneers in Skirts IMDb page.

Please make a tax deductible credit card donation via our fiscal sponsor or reach out to the Producers via email at PioneersInSkirts [@] to learn how you can contribute via check.


Our aim is to show our current cut to a couple of major organizations who will be compelled to Sponsor the film and help us reach the finish line! We have a 90+ min edit that’s awesome, and know a Sponsor will think so too! We’re looking for some very special companies who are on a mission to achieve a gender-balanced workplace. Can you help us get in front of them?

Film-finishing funds will take us to the finish line!

HOLD TEST SCREENINGS: Though we are receiving feedback from experts now, our aim is to hold Test Screenings for feedback on story and impact.

COMPLETE POST-PRODUCTION WORK EFFORTS: This means working with an Editor to fine-tune the edit after Test Screenings audience feedback; being able to finalize Music Composition, Music Purchasing, Voice-over Recording, Sound Mixing, Color Correction, and Graphics & Titles Design; and hiring a lawyer and obtaining insurance coverage to button down our legal package.

Our Progress Raising Film-Finishing Funds

We need your help to close the funding gap!

After four years of filming, it’s now time for the film to be seen. We’re almost there!

We have a long list of post-production activities and need to raise the film-finishing funds to pay for it. We CAN do this! We must. Pioneers in Skirts will propel us all, women and men, towards change within a culture that’s been throwing up walls in front of women and girls for far far too long.

We can do this, TOGETHER.


More Information

Thinking about becoming an Executive Producer or Corporate Sponsor?

We want to help fast track your decision. We created a 13-min video to showcase the quality of our work and the type of content we have in the film. It also represents the tone, and features key characters and interviewees.

Please reach out to the Producers via email at PioneersInSkirts [@] if you’d like to view our Work Sample!

With the amount of expert advice available to the public we had to asked ourselves: “why isn’t it resonating for women?” Why aren’t women advancing in their careers if the information on how to advance is out there?

Pioneers in Skirts is a documentary film that aims to answer that question by following our director (Ashley Maria), a woman who discovers she is pregnant while also up for a job promotion, and teen girls whose mentors have figured out how to help them get past a temporary drop in ambition and confidence that resulted from the cultural gender bias around them.

We also approach experts with data, and women and men with experiences to share to discuss the unique obstacles and setbacks women encounter at all ages.

Click here for more about these incredible people who opened up in front of our cameras. (scroll to bottom of page)

We’ve had many grants, individual, Kickstarter & Fractured Atlas backers — including an amazing Crew helping us reach where we are today.

We are so very honored and humbled for these people who have supported us on our 4-year journey. We consider these people a part of our Pioneer family.

Click here to view the complete list of rockin’ individuals who believe in a better future for women who dream big!

The Pioneers in Skirts documentary is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the documentary must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

We’re so excited about the Pioneers in Skirts theme song! Written by Miasol E. Yara and performed by teen band The Controll Freex, it’s amazing how the words and energizing music of Freeway hits on the theme of this film!

Freeway was recorded and mixed at The Workshop studios – owned and operated by our Music Supervisor Pablo Vega. You can listen to a sample of the song here:

Freeway is available for purchase! For only 99¢ you can download it to your phone/digital device and crank it as you sing along!! Click here for purchasing options.  All profits go to the band as they fund their first album!!

Pioneers in Skirts shines a light on what happens to many women soon after they graduate from college. We show how today’s woman, and the next, can become her own pioneer as she goes after her dream career.

The key topics addressed in the film are:

  • The best ways to support women who face career obstacles and setbacks
  • How to be more aware of perpetuating gender bias in our culture
  • How to nip it in the bud during a girls adolescence

Many millennial women believe they are immune to what their mothers had to go through. But we know, and studies prove, young women are just now realizing just how much more complicated and difficult a career is when a woman tries to have one.  Read more —