Notable Alumnae in the News

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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