Notable Alumnae in the News

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Zoé Henrot ’12

Zoé Henrot ’12 put a struggling dance company on firm footing financially and artistically, busting stereotypes about dancers in the process.

September 22, 2014 - 8:45am
Surabhi Gupta ’11

Software engineer Surabhi Gupta ’11 wanted her app to make a difference, so she invented a way to make a flat-screen iPhone understand Braille.

September 3, 2014 - 10:00am
Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Boston Globe magazine profiles Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, who founded Care.com and persuaded Wall Street to bet $91 million on her idea.

August 19, 2014 - 8:30am
Frances Perkins

On MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell argues that she has earned a place on our coins and bills. His spot includes audio and video of Perkins.

August 1, 2014 - 1:15pm
Barbara Moakler Byrne '76, vice chairman of investment banking at Barclays and Mount Holyoke trustee

Investment banking powerhouse Barbara Byrne ’76 launched a new index of companies with at least 25% female leaders, reports Politico.

July 31, 2014 - 11:30am
Suzy George ’90

In August, Suzy George will become deputy assistant to the president and executive secretary and chief of staff for the National Security Council.

July 30, 2014 - 11:15am
Hina Shamsi ’93

ACLU lawyer Hina Shamsi ’93, who successfully challenged the no-fly list, argues cases balancing national security and human rights. She got her start here.

July 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Dr. Nancy Woodward Hendrie ’54

Nancy Hendrie ’54 has been confounding expectations since the 1950s. First by becoming a doctor. Later, by transforming kids’ lives in Cambodia.

June 5, 2014 - 3:45pm
Violet Kupersmith ’11

Rising writer Violet Kupersmith ’11 transforms themes from her family’s history to produce short stories with bold, fearless female characters.

June 3, 2014 - 3:15pm
Hanni Thoma ’09

International higher education, language study, and gender equity are passions for this ’09 alumna, and a Fulbright fellowship allows her to pursue all three.

May 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Kelsey Lewis ’10

Although a biology career seemed unlikely to Kelsey Lewis ’10 when she was young, she’s now a scientist with a national fellowship to her credit.

May 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Elaine Chao ’75

The former U.S. Secretary of Labor is bringing her considerable power to the re-election campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is Chao’s husband.

May 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Deborah Bial

Deborah Bial, president of the Posse Foundation, and three outstanding alumnae will receive honorary degrees at MHC’s May 18 commencement.

April 14, 2014 - 4:45pm
Kelley “Kat” Tompkins Calvin ’05

Video: BET chose only 28 people to recognize during Black History Month.  Entrepreneur Kelley “Kat” Tompkins Calvin ’05 was one.

February 25, 2014 - 11:30am

Blogging for the Huffington Post, education advocate Christine Horansky '04 says, "When we empower girls, we change the world."

February 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
Mary Deane Sorcinelli '72

Mary Deane Sorcinelli '72 has been named the 2014 Massachusetts Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

February 3, 2014 - 4:45pm

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