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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

Dr. Sally Heap
Dr. Sally Heap '60 Scientist | Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Susan "Stockard" Channing
Susan "Stockard" Channing '61 Actress | "Grease", "West Wing"
Blair Brown
Blair Brown '64 Actress | Tony Award winner for "Copenhagen"
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros '65 Philanthropist | Fundacion Cisneros
Patience White
Patience White '66 Physician | Chief Public Health Officer of the Arthritis Foundation
Sylvia Bravo Larsen
Sylvia Bravo Larsen '67 Politician | New Hampshire State Senator
Clara López Obregón
Clara López Obregón '68 Politician | Minister for Employment in Colombia