When most people talk about Title IX, it's the athletic opportunities afforded women that gets the most attention. However, the law also prohibits gender discrimination in any educational institution funded by the federal government.
The law opened up opportunities for women in science technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, something Mae Jemison learned firsthand. She is a former astronaut and first woman of color in space.
Jemison started pursuing a career in science at a young age. She told the Senate Tuesday she was the first and only girl to take a drafting class at her high school. She was often met with skepticism, but at 16 years old, attended Stanford University to pursue a degree in engineering.