President John F. Kennedy establishes the first National Commission on the Status of Women chaired by former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Delores Huerta cofounded the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, and became its first contract negotiator.
The National Commission of the Status of Women issued a report detailing employment discrimination, unequal pay, legal inequality, and insufficient support services for working women.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 that amended the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law made it illegal to pay different wages to men and women performing the same work.
Title VII Civil Rights Acts barring discrimination on basis of sex and race.
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink becomes the first Asian American woman elected to Congress, representing Hawaii.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded by activist Betty Friedan to end sexual discrimination.
Executive Order 11375 by Lyndon Johnson covered discrimination based on gender.
Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.