supporting programs aimed at
achieving a gender equal world

The Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay

The Producers of Pioneers in Skirts are proud to offer this unique advocacy program where qualified organizations can screen the movie to their online or in-person audience + host a post-screening meaningful dialogue with Lea-Ann & Ashley in attendance — for FREE!

With an aim to help put women & girls at the heart of pandemic recovery efforts, this movie program is open to groups who elevate women & girls, work to advance women into leadership roles, and address gender equality issues. Do you qualify? Non-profit & advocacy organizations focused on building a post-pandemic world that benefits the ambitions of ALL women and girls should apply! *see eligibility requirements

A Platform For Action

Organizations around the globe are using our relay Watch Party events for re-igniting governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders to fully implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all the SDGs depend on the achievement of Goal 5. UN WOMEN



United States | 2020 | English | Women, Equal Rights, Generation Equality

Sound: Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound

Duration: 60 min

Closed Captioning: English

Subtitles available upon request: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, Arabic


Before You Apply

Applicants are encouraged to review eligibility requirements and program guidelines before starting your application.

Organizations that apply must be part of a nonprofit, NGO, or activist group and will be chosen based upon:

  • the need for change in their communities,
  • how well the Watch Party can help boost their programs that elevate women & girls and address gender equality issues,
  • the inspiring work they do in their communities,
  • the spirit with which they bring people together to solve problems.

Thank You To The Impact Relay Sponsors

How the relay works

After a Global Impact Movie Relay application is approved, Pioneers in Skirts will award 1 (one) complimentary LIVE movie Watch Party with filmmaker participation

Awardees receive:

  • A Run of Show for the Watch Party event 
  • An Eventbrite page is created for Awardee
  • A LIVE Zoom screening of the movie hosted by the filmmakers
  • During the streaming, the awardee organization and filmmakers will engage with viewers via the Zoom CHAT function.
  • After the end-credits roll, the filmmakers remain for the post-screening conversation with the aim of galvanizing the audience into taking action!
  • The post-screening portion of the event will be recorded.
  • Two videos will be created from the recorded video and shared on the Pioneers in Skirts YouTube page.   


The Start: we held our first relay screening at the United Nations CSW65 NGO Parallel Events March 2021.

Today: we’re traveling with the film around the world hosting these special Watch Party events to help boost programs that elevate women & girls and address gender equality issues.

The End: we plan to hold our last Relay Watch Party late in 2023. We’ll certainly keep it going if there’s demand!

Apply for the Global Impact Movie Relay

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