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Our Purpose

Options Unlimited The Bakersfield Women's Business Conference and California Women Lead have joined together in an effort to identify and tell the stories of the First Women Of Kern. The project sprang out of a presentation at Options Unlimited 2000 of significant but largely unfamiliar women in history. This project is an attempt to identify and recognize firsts in Kern County's history.

Not long ago, a call for input was sent home with thousands of Kern County children in an effort to locate these stories. The committee has been reviewing and attempting to validate the stories they have received. As you can imagine this has been a daunting but enjoyable task. This Website is a tribute to some of the women who have made a difference in all our lives.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this project, please forgive any omissions or inaccuracies. Race, ethnicity, age, religion and sexual preference were not taken into consideration. Certain categories, such as non-profit organizations and scholastic achievement were not included because of the volume of women in those areas. We welcome your input and future submissions. Our goal is that the First Women of Kern project be a constantly evolving tribute to women past and present who have helped shape our lives.

If you have comments, feedback or additional information, please contact us at mbuscherdang@msn.com




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