Famous Alumnae of Women's Colleges

Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, and Hillary Clinton share educational background.

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Agnes Scott College

  • Jean Toal—First female chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Katherine "Kay" Krill—CEO of Ann Taylor Stores Corp.
  • Jennifer Nettles—Grammy Award-winning country singer

Barnard College

  • Anna Quindlen—Author
  • Martha Stewart—Entrepreneur

Bryn Mawr College

  • Katherine Hepburn—Academy Award-winning actress
  • Drew Gilpin Faust—First female president of Harvard University
  • Nettie Stevens—Geneticist who discovered that X and Y chromosomes determine sex

Cedar Crest College

  • Judith McGrath—Chairwoman and CEO of MTV Networks
  • Andrea Joel—Emmy Award-winning set designer

College of Notre Dame of Maryland

  • Elizabeth Hoisington—First female to attain the rank of brigadier general of the U.S. Army
  • Eileen O'Neill—President and general manager of TLC

College of St. Benedict

  • Helen Meyer—Minnesota Supreme Court associate justice
  • LeAnne Matthews Stewart—Senior vice president and CFO of Nash Finch Co.

Converse College

  • Julia Mood Peterkin—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in literature
  • Harriet Smith O'Neill—Texas Supreme Court justice

Hollins University

  • Natasha Trethewey—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry
  • Ann Compton—ABC News White House correspondent

Meredith College

  • Beth Leavel—Tony Award-winning Broadway actress
  • Silda Wall Spitzer—Founder of Children for Children

Mount Holyoke College

  • Priscilla Painton—Former deputy managing editor of Time
  • Suzan-Lori Parks—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Simmons College

  • Gwen Ifill—Managing editor of Washington Week on PBS
  • Allyson Schwartz—U.S. congresswoman representing Pennsylvania's 13th District

Smith College

  • Gloria Steinem—Women's rights activist and author
  • Betty Friedan—Author of The Femini ne Mystique
  • Julia Child—Chef and author

Spelman College

  • Jerri Devard—Verizon Communications executive
  • Marian Wright Edelman—Founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund

Trinity Washington University

  • Nancy Pelosi—Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Kathleen Sebelius—Governor of Kansas, nominee to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Wellesley College

  • Madeleine Albright—First female U.S. secretary of state
  • Hillary Clinton—Current U.S. secretary of state
  • Pamela Melroy—NASA astronaut