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a movie about ambition

Workplace gender-bias persists in ways many of us don’t even realize. The first step is to be aware it happens…all the time, everywhere. The second step is to know what to do about it.

We spent 4 years filming character-driven stories where people confront and work to resolve this issue.

Pioneers in Skirts is a character-driven social impact documentary addressing the gender-bias and sexism that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams.


With their participation in the film we see how women and men can instigate change for today’s, and the next generation of, pioneering women.

Those Helping Us Tell The Film Industry Story: Joan Darling; Norman Lear; Ashley Maria; Asha Dahya; Brea Grant; Jess Blaise; Jenn Duong; Bridget Stokes; and Mindy Bledsoe

Those Helping Us Tell The “Girl’s Who Dream Big” Story: Charlotte Robotics Executive Director, Lia Schwinghammer; the girls — Maddy, Iman and Sophia; and their dads — Jake, D.I., Jerry.

Professionals With Experiences to Share: UNC Chapel Hill’s Women’s Basketball Coach, Sylvia Hatchell; Focus Brands Group President, Kat Cole; Moz CEO, Sarah Bird; Major General Heidi V. Brown; Senior VP Advanced Auto Parts, Nicole Jefferies; Exec VP SAS, Jenn Mann; Jane Park, CEO Julep; Michelle Goldberg, VC at Ignition Partners; Emily Rollins, Partner at Deloitte & Touche; Liz Pearce, CRO Streem; and new mom Lily Durbin.

Experts Who Educate Us: NCWIT Co-Founders Lucy Sanders and Brad Feld; AAUW researchers Andresse St. Rose and Catherine Hill; NWHM President Joan Wages; and leadership psychologist Dr. Hope Hills.

we’re raising film-finishing funds RIGHT NOW!

Thank you so much for clicking!Today we have a fine rough-cut edit that contains a blend of final and temporary sound, music and graphics. We’re raising funds to help us cross the finish line.

Please visit our Support Page to see how you can help us complete this film — either personally or in a corporate kind of way.