Pioneers in Skirts™ is a social impact documentary exposing the many unexpected obstacles women face as they journey along their career paths.


Are you a company on a mission to create a gender-balanced workplace?

Would you like to associate your brand with this important social topic? If so, we ask that you please consider getting involved with Pioneers in Skirts by —

  • Making a large financial tax deductible gift that will help us finish the film and move it into screenings, or
  • Sponsoring the film! Work with us to utilize the film to make a positive impact, and bring it to the people who need to see it most.

Both options will get your company name in the movie end credits.

Contact us (the producers) about how we can work together!

It can be a win win…

  • Build rapport with customers, prospects and partners
  • Set yourself apart in a unique way
  • Relate your brand with a positive experience
  • Be part of positive media exposure for the film

This is what working with us on outreach can look like —

During Post-Production

We have a 90+ min rough cut that’s awesome and know a Sponsor will think so too! We are looking for partners to help us:

HOLD TARGETED TEST SCREENINGS: Though we are receiving feedback from experts now, our aim is to hold Test Screenings for feedback on story and impact.

FUND POST-PRODUCTION WORK EFFORTS: This means continuing to pay professional teams to help us fine-tune the edit after Test Screening audience feedback; finalize Music Composition, Music Purchasing, Voice-over Recording, Sound Mixing, Color Correction, and Graphics & Titles Design; and a lawyer to button down our legal package.

After Premiere

As an Outreach Sponsor, you’d be partnering with us to create gender parity outreach programs that will push the conversation forward and spread solutions out to a broader audience. From programs that educate and help people take action to events like post-screening speaker panels and university roadshows, an Outreach Sponsor lends their voice and expertise to help create meaningful change for women and girls.

More Information

For prospective Executive Producers and Corporate Sponsors —

We created a short video to showcase the quality of our work and the tone of the story.

Please reach out to the Producers via email at PioneersInSkirts [@] if you’d like to view the Work Sample.

With the amount of expert advice available to the public we had to asked ourselves: “why isn’t it resonating for women?” Why aren’t women advancing in their careers if the information on how to advance is out there?

Pioneers in Skirts follows filmmaker Ashley Maria, new mother Lily, and teen girls Maddy, Iman, and Sophia.

We also speak to experts with data and people with experiences to share. Click here to read about the incredible “Pioneers” who opened up in front of our cameras.

Because of individual donors, foundation awards, GoFundMe backersKickstarter backers and Fractured Atlas backers — and thanks to the many people who crewed-up — we are making a film that is not only timely, it’s really really good!

We are so very honored and humbled. Click here to view the complete list of rockin’ individuals who believe in a better future for women and girls who dream big!

The Pioneers in Skirts documentary is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the documentary must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

We’re so excited about this song! Written by Miasol E. Yara and performed by teen band The Controll Freex, it’s amazing how the words and energizing music of Freeway hits on the theme of this film!

Freeway was recorded and mixed at The Workshop studios. Listen to a sample of the song here:

  • Freeway is available for purchase! For only 99¢ you can download it to your phone/digital device and crank it up! Click here for purchasing options.  All profits go to the band as they fund their first album.

Gender bias and sexism is shocking…but it’s been heavily impacting women for decades.

Pioneers in Skirts shares the stories of how women with pioneering ambitions identify, confront and resolve unexpected bias in the workplace.

Aiming to transform existing beliefs and values, the film addresses topics like:

  • How to be more aware of perpetuating intersectional biases
  • What can be done early on during a girl’s adolescence
  • How we ALL can play a role in identifying, confronting and resolving the sexism and bias women experience throughout their lives.

This is a film for women experiencing setbacks as they pioneer their career paths, for the allies who support them, and for the next generation of girls who want to grow up being anything they want to be.

Many millennial women believe they are immune to what their mothers had to go through. But we know, and studies prove, young women are just now realizing just how much more complicated and difficult a career is when a woman tries to have one.  Read more —



Contribute to the success of pioneering women and girls

We also have a Go Fund Me campaign happening RIGHT NOW. Click on this image to check it out!

The making of Pioneers in Skirts relies on generous donations from individuals and organizations. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of women and girls by making a credit card donation via our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

Real change occurs when movie audiences feel they can be a part of the solution. Pioneers in Skirts is a film that takes an honest look at how women can realistically overcome the obstacles that get in the way of their dreams, for people to see what’s really going on around them, and for the next generation to be better prepared for the shock. We want the film to elevate a conversation, advance the way organizations think about gender parity, and be a resource for advocates who want to support the women in their lives.

Our Progress Raising Film-Finishing Funds