Twentieth Century

The twentieth century was a period of monumental change and advancement for American women. The start of the twentieth century starkly contrasted with the close of the previous century, as a tidal wave of change, fought for by women, completely restructured the role and status of women within society. Women saw advancements in a number of areas, including legal status, the right to vote and reproductive rights. There was an increasingly large number of women participating in higher education, holding top level professional positions, and taking on progressively larger and more involved roles in public reform and politics.

 Notable North Bay Women of the 20th Century