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

Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.
Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D. '70 Consultant | Principal, Shorter-Gooden Consulting
Milbry Polk
Milbry Polk '71 Explorer | Founder of Wings WorldQuest
Naomi Pierce
Naomi Pierce '72 Professor | Hessel Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University
Rossana Lacayo
Rossana Lacayo '75 Filmmaker | Founded Gota Films in Nicaragua
Lucy Blake
Lucy Blake '76 Conservationist | President of the Northern Sierra Partnership
Brooke Myers
Brooke Myers '77 Military | Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Julia Reed
Julia Reed '78 Writer | "The House on First Street", "Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena"
Sharon Saul Davis
Sharon Saul Davis '78 Designer | Founder, Sharon Davis Design