In 1983, Judge Savitt became the first woman to serve on the Marin County Superior Court bench. She earned her law degree at Bolt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. She and two other attorneys formed the first all-female law firm in the country. She was the eighth woman to join the Marin County […]


Phyllis Faber graduated with a Master’s in Microbiology from Yale University and attended San Francisco State University. She is a recognized authority in the area of environmental issues, particularly wetlands. Her work in long-term monitoring of wetlands in San Francisco Bay is providing data for a new round of marsh restoration projects. She is the […]


Sister Samuel was a dedicated and exemplary educator, and a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University, and joined the faculty of Dominican college in 1957, serving as President of the College from 1968-80. She continued to teach English, and under her leadership the college […]

Rosie Casals

Rosie Casals is a championship tennis player, but beyond that she is one of the pioneers of women’s tennis. She has worked tirelessly throughout her career and has been a major force in attracting prestige and money for the women’s game. She is a co-founder of the Women’s International Tennis Association, where women were finally […]

Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle was a renowned poet, teacher and author of poetry, short story collectives and numerous articles. For twenty years her short stories in the New Yorker helped to define literary form. As a woman in a man’s profession, she served as the New Yorker’s foreign correspondent in the 1940s. She was encouraged by her […]