“Pioneers in Skirts” Screening & Q&A

Mar 8, 2023

11:00am – 1:00pm CT

Pioneers in Skirts is a feature documentary examining 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.
In the film Director Ashley Maria shares her own story as she follows the journey of 3 ambitious girls on a robotics team, their fathers, as well as a young mother – all while speaking with fellow pioneering women and topic experts who have actionable solutions to share.

Post-screening conversation: Using The Power Of Film To Encourage An Honest Dialogue About Ambition & Careers. The filmmakers will answer questions about the making of the movie and be joined by two educators (who have hosted a screening of Pioneers in Skirts at school). They will discuss lessons-learned for positively interacting with and influencing students.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Lea-Ann Berst

Pioneers in Skirts - the movie

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Sharon Cuffee

Wake Young Women's

photo of Ashley Maria
Ashley Maria

Pioneers In Skirts

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Frank Reed

Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy

Open Captioned