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Pioneers in Skirts

A movie about ambition

SAS World Headquarters
Thursday, March 5
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Pioneer in Skirts

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Many women battle a bias that is eroding their ambition. There are mountains of research studies 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?
Pioneers in Skirts is an entertaining social conscious documentary that 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.

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All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of WIN. 

Be sure to wear purple in support of International Women’s Day!

The documentary is about 60 minutes long and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session of 30 minutes.

The film directors, Ashley Maria and Lea-Ann W. Berst, along with Snigdha Kotta will attend and participate in the panel discussion moderated by Jenn Mann from SAS.

Maria Ashley

Ashley Maria

Lee Ann Berst

Lea-Ann W. Berst

Jenn Mann of SAS

Jenn Mann

Snigdha Kotta

Snigdha Kotta

Pioneers in Skirts

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Helping one another achieve personal satisfaction and professional excellence, while reaching into our communities to empower women and inspire students to pursue STEM-related careers.

An equal world is an enabled world.


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There is no cost to attend, but the event is limited to the first 350 registrants.


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