Pioneers in Skirts™ is a social impact documentary exposing the many unexpected obstacles women face as they journey along their career paths.


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 important impact-film? If so, then we look forward to speaking with you!

Please contact the producers about how we can work together to bring the film to the people who need to see it!

It’s a win win…

  • Build rapport with customers, prospects and partners
  • Set yourself apart in a unique way
  • Relate your brand with a positive experience
  • Be part of positive media exposure for the film

This is what working with us on outreach can look like —

During Post-Production

We have a 90+ min rough cut that’s awesome and know a Sponsor will think so too! We are looking for partners to help us:

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

FUND POST-PRODUCTION WORK EFFORTS: This means continuing to pay professional teams to help us fine-tune the edit after Test Screening audience feedback; finalize Music Composition, Music Purchasing, Voice-over Recording, Sound Mixing, Color Correction, and Graphics & Titles Design; and a lawyer to button down our legal package.

After Premiere

As an Outreach Sponsor, you’d be partnering with us to create gender parity outreach programs that will push the conversation forward and spread solutions out to a broader audience. From programs that educate and help people take action to events like post-screening speaker panels and university roadshows, an Outreach Sponsor lends their voice and expertise to help create meaningful change for women and girls.

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!!

Gender bias is shocking and heavily impacting today’s career woman.

Pioneers in Skirts shares the stories of how women with pioneering ambitions identify, confront and resolve unexpected bias in the workplace.

Offering realistic solutions, the film aims to transform existing beliefs and values by addressing topics like:

  • The best ways to support women who face career obstacles
  • How to be more aware of our own perpetuating biases (especially intersectional prejudices)
  • How to combat these biases early on during a girl’s adolescence

This is a film for women experiencing setbacks as they pioneer their career paths, for the allies who support them, and for the next generation of girls who want to grow up being anything they want to be.

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 —


Make A Tax Deductible Donation

The making of Pioneers in Skirts relies on generous donations from individuals and organizations. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of women and girls by making a credit card donation via our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

Real change occurs when movie audiences feel they can be a part of the solution. Pioneers in Skirts is a film that takes an honest look at how women can realistically overcome the obstacles that get in the way of their dreams, for people to see what’s really going on around them, and for the next generation to be better prepared for the shock. We want the film to elevate a conversation, advance the way organizations think about gender parity, and be a resource for advocates who want to support the women in their lives.

Our Progress Raising Film-Finishing Funds