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Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning social impact 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.

A Movie About Ambition

the film is a catalyst for meaningful conversation about cultural bias, sexism, and unfair stereotypes.

Pioneers in Skirts follows Ashley’s journey as she examines the barriers and setbacks women confront in their careers. Analyzing the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman’s pioneering ambition, this social impact documentary shows the audience what we ALL can do to change it.

The problem: Many women battle a bias that is eroding their ambition. There are mountains of research (study…after study…after study) that reveal women start out their careers with more ambition than men, but as soon as 2 years out of college women’s confidence and ambition plummets by over 60%. These declines came independent of marriage or motherhood status. And, this phenomenon affects women across professions.

The film is an engaging social 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.

Resources For the media

These video clips and images can be freely reproduced. We ask that the media credit images and videos to Ashley Maria Productions, LLC. And, please contact us if you would like any of the images at a higher resolution.

VIDEO – Video clips can be found on our Pioneers in Skirts Vimeo Channel. We’ve organized the video clips into 4 categories: Career Advice, General Purpose, The People in the Film, and Promotional Videos.

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