Notable Alumnae in the News

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Kristen Renn ’86

Kristen Renn ’86 wrote the first comprehensive, global look at the roles women’s colleges and universities play in the twenty-first century.

November 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Image of guest gift. Photo by Ron Yue

Mount Holyoke alumnae from all corners of the globe gathered in Hong Kong to explore how women, education, social consciousness, and the entrepreneurial spirit are reshaping Asia.

November 13, 2014 - 5:45pm
Monika Kochhar ’03

A Huffington Post article focuses on “visionary entrepreneur, business leader, and technology evangelist” Monika Kochhar ’03, cofounder of SmartGift.

November 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
Elaine Chao ’75. Photo by Associated Press.

As the former U.S. secretary of labor celebrates election results with husband Sen. Mitch McConnell, her own political résumé also regains the spotlight.

November 10, 2014 - 4:30pm
Participant at the 2014 Alumnae and Student Career Networking Fair. Photo by Ben Barnhart

The annual Alumnae and Student Career Networking Fair gave students a change to hear about alums’ careers and practice their networking skills.

November 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
Ayesha Mustafa ’02

Ayesha Mustafa ’02, a leader in the ethical fashion movement and founder of Fashion ComPassion, was named one of the BBC’s 100 women for 2014.

November 6, 2014 - 10:45am
Elizabeth Dee ’95, organizer of the Independent Projects art fair. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

In a city where many art fairs’ transactions may trump the art, this alumna NYC gallery owner organizes a less commercial show, Independent Projects.

October 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
Suzan-Lori Parks ’85

A dramatic trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Parks has opened Off-Broadway. The Civil-War era play explores “who we are and what we love.”

October 22, 2014 - 8:45am
Kathy Aidala, associate professor and chair of physics

At its 25th-anniversary event, President Pasquerella thanked the Clare Boothe Luce Program for its steady support of women in science, math, and engineering.

October 21, 2014 - 3:45pm
Jodie Pope Morrison ’97, CEO of Tokai Pharmaceuticals.

Jodie Pope Morrison ’97 is CEO of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, which is testing a new prostate-cancer drug. Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin ’82 is heading the clinical trials.

October 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Susan Daniels, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts

The chair of MHC’s Department of Theatre Arts stars in a new play about a female theatre manager battling sexism in 1940s Massachusetts. 

October 13, 2014 - 12:15pm
pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness

Mary Lyon Hall will glow pink to shine a light on breast cancer awareness, and in tribute to those affected by it, including MHC trustee Helen Drinan ’69.

October 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Antique collected by Leslie Anne Miller ’73

Leslie Anne Miller ’73 started with an empty house and built it into a showcase for Pennsylvania art and antiques, then wrote about the process.

October 7, 2014 - 3:15pm
Zhanina Boyadzhieva ’10

In a TEDx talk, designer Zhanina Boyadzhieva ’10 proposes a middle ground between socialist conformity and privatized chaos: collective individualism.

October 6, 2014 - 3:45pm
Author Katy Simpson Smith ’06. Photo by Elise Smith.

Katy Simpson Smith ’06 poured her MHC majors in history and film studies into her first novel, which has media buzzing.

September 26, 2014 - 1:45pm
Leslie Anne Miller ’73

Seven authors—including Leslie Anne Miller ’73—will read from new works covering topics from recession America to the existence of heaven.

September 26, 2014 - 11:15am

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