Women Who Change the World

From astrophysicists to economists to actresses, Madeira women of all ages and generations have great accomplishments that span throughout their lives and their careers. As a Madeira alumna, you share a common bond with the following extraordinary women among many others. 

Madeira women continue to push, challenge, and question. The purpose of this page is to highlight the unique achievements of our alumnae and as those accomplishments continue to grow, this page will always be a work in progress. 

Listed ascending order by class year

Katharine Meyer Graham
Katharine Meyer Graham '34 Business Leader | Publisher, The Washington Post
Pricilla "Payne" Hurd
Pricilla "Payne" Hurd '38 Philanthropist | Established the John D. Deardourff Award for Creativity and Exploration
Penny Chenery
Penny Chenery '39 Horsewoman | Bred triple-crown winner Secretariat