Bakersfield College

Women at BC

Women have played an integral part in the development of Bakersfield College since its founding in 1913, and this page is dedicated to our celebrations of women on campus, student organizations dedicated to empowering women, and recognizing the history of women who have helped make the Home of the Renegades the place that it is today. 

Bakersfield College is a proud institutional member of the California Community Colleges Womens Caucus


Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Fight For What You Care About" premiered on October 29, 2020.

#LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation

The #LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation" programming took place throughout June 2020.

Women in Leadership Panel

The Women in Leadership Panel took place on March 1, 2019.

Our Leader: Sonya Christian

Sonya ChristianSonya Christian is the 10th President of Bakersfield College and a statewide leader in public education through her work as Chair of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). In 2016, she was named "Woman of the Year" by California Assemblymember Rudy Salas and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.