Press Release 

Pioneers in Skirts awarded U.S. Department of the Air Force contract for Diversity & Inclusion Training program under $40 million program

LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2024) — Ashley Maria Productions, an independent production company specializing in short and feature length professional video projects, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of the Air Force, in support of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, to provide a one-year movie screening package for the documentary Pioneers in Skirts.

Department of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force officially established a Diversity and Inclusion office in 2021, with the goal of cultivating an equitable environment for all DAF personnel, by finding and fixing policies and procedures that might have adverse impacts on underrepresented troops and eliminating barriers and other practices that might impede their careers in the Air and Space Forces. 

DAF, and the broader the Department of Defense community, now have access to the film as a catalyst for meaningful conversations and planning efforts for building a culture of inclusion where every member of the Air and Space Forces is respected and valued for their identity, culture and background. 

About Pioneers in Skirts
Pioneers in Skirts is an entertaining, socially conscious impact documentary that addresses the obstacles ambitious women and girls experience. In an inspiring portrait of perseverance and determination, we see how we ALL can address the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman, limit her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams. Learn more at

About Ashley Maria Productions
Founded in 2018, Ashley Maria Productions (AMP) is an independent production services company specializing in developing and producing premium original and client-based content: film & digital platform, and production sound.

AMP has a particular focus on short and feature length professional video projects for digital or theatrical release, broadcast or cable networks in North America. Because of its commitment to telling impactful stories from diverse perspectives, AMP recently received a 2023 Emmy Award nomination in the Documentary Film — Topical category for the film Pioneers in Skirts.

See how AMP delivers what others can only imagine at and @AshleyMariaProductions.