supporting programs aimed at achieving a gender equal world

The Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay

Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning documentary film about the issues that affect a woman’s pioneering ambition. Real-life stories and frank commentary leave viewers seeing their role in the solution, feeling hopeful, and motivated to act.

The film is available for FREE to qualified organizations around the world!

Because we ALL must put women & girls at the heart of pandemic recovery efforts, we are offering Pioneers in Skirts to organizations who want women & girls to win this fight: elevating them, working to advance women into leadership roles, and addressing gender equality issues.

A Platform For Action
Similar to a typical international torch relay, we are traveling with the film to screen in a host of locations around the globe! In March 2021 we held the soft launch of the Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay during the United Nations NGO-CSW65 event — a yearly UN event exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Today, organizations are using our relay Watch Party events to help re-ignite governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders to eliminate discrimination against women & girls and achieve equality.

The movie trailer is 3-min long.

  • Closed Captioning: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, Arabic
  • Download link:

Is your organization looking for a partner in dismantling barriers and ensuring equality for people in all areas of life?

↓ Complete the Relay Application ↓

How to apply

Pioneers in Skirts supports work directly related to our impact strategies. 

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



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

Sound: Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound

Duration: 60 min

Closed Captioning: English

Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, Arabic

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.

We will work with the approved organization to:

  • build the Run of Show for the Watch Party event
  • share the organizations promotional efforts to help drive up attendance
  • screen the movie 
  • after the end-credits roll, at least one filmmaker will join the post-screening conversation (via Zoom) — which will help to galvanize the audience into taking action!

If it’s a LIVE Zoom Screening Event:

  • The filmmaker(s) will stream the film from the Pioneers in Skirts professional Zoom account.
  • During the streaming, the organization and filmmaker(s) will jointly interact and engage with viewers via the Zoom CHAT function.
  • The filmmaker(s) will stay to attend the post-screening conversation as well.
  • The post-screening portion of the event will be recorded and shared on YouTube by Pioneers in Skirts, unless requested to not do so.

If it’s a LIVE Venue Screening Event:

  • The organization will be provided a high-resolution streaming link or Blu-ray disc to screen the movie at a venue.
  • A filmmaker will attend the post-screening conversation via Zoom.

When will the Relay end?

The Start: we held our first relay screening at the UN in March 2021.

The Relay: we’re traveling with the film around the world. Qualified activists are holding special Watch Party events to help boost their programs that elevate women & girls and address gender equality issues.

The End: we plan to hold our last relay Watch Party late in 2022, at an event where we can celebrate the success of this effort, and present the outcomes of our Post-screening Impact Survey!


Apply for the Global Impact Movie Relay

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