Accomplishments of Mount Holyoke Alumnae

  • Executive producer, Sesame Street
  • Deputy chief of staff, Obama administration
  • First person in U.S. to produce Valentine cards for sale
  • First woman to serve in a U.S. President's Cabinet and the creator of Social Security, minimum wage, and workmen's compensation
  • Designer of Macintosh and Windows computer icons
  • First woman elected a state governor on her own (without succeeding her husband)
  • First African American woman to attain tenure at Harvard Medical School
  • First woman movie producer to win an Oscar
  • Winner of a Pulitzer Prize in playwriting
  • U.S. Congresswoman from the State of New York
  • U.S. Olympic gold medalist
  • Editor at the Boston Globe
  • Producer on NBC's Today Show
  • First woman to run a major New England bank
  • U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon
  • Executive editor, Time magazine
  • First woman rabbi in the State of Connecticut
  • First woman mayor of Brisbane, Australia
  • U.S. District Court judge for State of New Jersey
  • Emmy Award-winning TV news producer
  • First woman to skipper a boat in Pan-American Games
  • First woman railroad superintendent
  • MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" winner