Pioneers in Skirts® is an inspiring film about the obstacles that can limit a girl’s & woman’s pioneering ambition, and what we ALL can do about it.
Pioneers in Skirts follows Ashley’s journey as she examines the barriers and setbacks women confront in their careers. 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.
Why the dashed expectations? Why the burn out…so soon!?
THIS is what Ashley was going through.
Admittedly, she was relieved to know she wasn’t alone.
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ABOUT THE FILM: https://www.pioneersinskirts.com/about
WHO’S IN THE FILM
Pioneers in Skirts follows three teen girls on a co-ed robotics team facing an upcoming state-wide competition, a new mom fearful her pregnancy news will fault her raise negotiations, and Ashley (our director) who finds herself doubting her aspirations, even though she had been dreaming of this career her entire life. FEATURING
VIDEO – All video clips can be found on our Pioneers in Skirts Vimeo Channels.
VIDEO IDEAL FOR BROADCAST INTERVIEWS (downloadable)
Pioneers in Skirts is from a daughter-mother filmmaking team dedicated to raising awareness for cultural biases and prejudices, empowering others to know that they aren’t alone, encouraging productive and meaningful discussions, and generating action. BIOS
SUPPORT: The best ways to support women & girls who struggle with unfair career-limiting obstacles and setbacks
AWARENESS: How each of us can be more aware of perpetuating bias & sexism in the culture we live, work, and learn in
ALLIES: The approach we all can take to be better allies for women & girls, co-workers, and classmates
BEING INCLUSIVE: What workplaces and co-workers can do to make the work environment more equitable and welcoming for all