Notable North Bay Women

Extraordinary women of California’s North Bay region have enriched their communities with significant contributions as pioneers, teachers, philanthropists, activists, political leaders, explorers, anthropologists, writers and artists, among other professions.

Their endeavors, professional and personal, shaped our regional history and continue to have an enormous impact on the development of the region.

Explore this online exhibit and get to know some of the important women of the North Bay, both past and present.

The Sonoma State University Library Special Collections Department has more information in its archives on many of these important figures, including the Gaye LeBaron Collection, with oral histories and documents, the Lynn Woolsey Congressional Papers, and the Brenda Starr Comic Collection created by Dale Messick.

See our complete list of Special Collections for more information about our holdings.