A Title IX Micro Bio
Title IX was the reason I went to college — without a scholarship I would not have had access to higher education, we were far too poor. As much as I loved playing fast pitch softball, it was treated by my family as a means to an end — I was the first girl in my family to go to college and there was a lot of pressure to make the most of it (while playing well enough to keep my scholarship). I earned a B.A., went on to get my Master’s and Ph.D., and I’ve had a fantastic career working at some of the most recognizable companies on earth before making the entrepreneurial leap…..the whole journey made possible by the first step enabled by Title IX. It will be sad indeed if future generations of girls do not have the same opportunity.