Press Release 

Pioneers in Skirts, an Emmy Nominated Impact Documentary Film, is Now Available to a Global Audience on Select Streaming Platforms.

LOS ANGELES (October 27, 2023) — International Day of the Girl is being celebrated all over the globe during the month of October, Pioneers in Skirts®, a film about the obstacles limiting a woman or girls pioneering ambition, is proud to announce its streaming release on select online platforms.

Premiering during the pandemic to a global online audience of companies, schools and nonprofits, the documentary-style film is from Director Ashley Maria and Producer Lea-Ann W. Berst, a mother-daughter filmmaking team.  Together they created an engaging socially conscious documentary that examines WHY women and girls have dashed expectations and addresses 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.

Viewers watch the film and find themselves empathizing with, and relating to, the characters and statistics featured. Some see that they are not alone. Many feel inspired – they see their role in the solution, and they feel motivated to act.

Since its launch in August 2020, the film has been part of group screening events that use the power of film to foster engagement, meaningful dialogue, and social impact.

“In late 2022 we started to show the film to in-person audiences,” shared Ashley. “That helped to propel our multi-year impact plan of reaching young ambitious women & girls, their families, and their support communities with a global call-to-action to stand with women and girls as they work to reach their full potential.”

“As our impact plan evolved, we decided to make the movie much more available to people who want to watch the movie at home with their families,” added Lea-Ann. “Audiences often ask us about how a person could show the film to their daughter or son or partner – so we’re excited we found an easy way for people to watch Pioneers in Skirts at home!”

The film is available for individual viewing on select streaming channels and television apps, like:

Apple TV – own or rent

Prime Video – own or rent

Curiosity Stream – with subscription

TubiTV – stream with ads

Reveel – stream with ads

To view the full list of streaming channels, visit:

Change inspired

About Pioneers in Skirts – A Movie About Ambition

Pioneers in Skirts is an inspiring film about the obstacles that can limit a woman’s pioneering ambition. The film is a 60-min multi-award-winning impact documentary made to encourage a healthy dialogue about the gender bias women confront in their careers, and what we ALL must do — both women & men — right now to change this.

Through characters and stories, and underlining their experiences with statistics and expert interviews, the film addresses what it is that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams.

#BEtheChange   #BEaPioneer

Please visit our website for more information on showing the film at your school, company, or organization:

EIN Release: click here