a movie about ambition

Pioneers in Skirts

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Stereotyping and sexism chip away at pioneering ambition.
What will you do to change it?

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As ambitious women are forced to maneuver a work-world built for company men, Ashley wastes no time planning her escape while clearing a path for the women coming up fast behind her.

Pioneers in Skirts is a feature documentary examining the need for gender parity in our culture from the perspective of a female filmmaker who was frustrated with her own problems in the film industry.

In an inspiring portrait of perseverance and determination, director Ashley Maria expands her search to include other industries and society in general. She shares her own story, but she follows the journey of 3 girls on a robotic team, their fathers, as well as a young mother – all while traveling the U.S., speaking to fellow pioneering women and topic experts who had solutions to share.

By the end of her quest, Ashley finds out how we ALL can address the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams.

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Pioneers in Skirts cast & crew accepting the Spirit of Activism Award at the Nevada Women’s Film Festival!

Pioneers in Skirts red carpet event October 2019 — Los Angeles, CA. Sharon Lawrence on LRM.

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