Notable Alumnae in the News

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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
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

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