Entrepreneurship and Complex Organizations Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

Brazil Microfinance
Barbara Schmidt-Rahmer '80: founded Vencer Juntos that provides mcrofinance and consulting for small businesses in Brazil.
Image of Mallika Dutt ’83
Human rights activist Mallika Dutt ’83 and her company Breakthrough won a $1.25 million Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Erica Metzger Hare '98, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administration
Erica Metzger Hare '98: after graduating from MHC, I worked for several years in management consulting before obtaining my MBA in Economics and Management.
Sadaffe Abid ’95
Sadaffe Abid ’95: Circle helps women executives and entrepreneurs develop the capacity to exercise leadership.
Zhang Yang next to a tray of macaroons.
Audrey Zhang Yang ’13: My experiences and connections at Mount Holyoke continue to motivate me to thrive in many areas of my post-graduate life.
Ellen Chilemba
Ellen Chilemba ’17 continues to explore ways to help Malawi women rise out of poverty through Tiwale, the community-based organization she founded.
Sonia Mistry '03
Sonia Mistry '03: Today, I know exactly who made my clothes, and every day I support these workers in exercising their fundamental rights.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Founder of On-Her-Own, the first work-study program in Ethiopia helping to provide low-income female students with non-exploitative means of income.