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

Clara Bingham
Clara Bingham '81 Journalist | Newsweek White House correspondent
Courtenay Valenti
Courtenay Valenti '81 Producer | Warner Brothers Pictures
Amanda Travers Nisbet
Amanda Travers Nisbet '82 Interior Designer | Amanda Nisbet Design
Stephania Bell
Stephania Bell '83 Physical Therapist | ESPN Sports Commentator
Heath Slane
Heath Slane '83 Jewelry Designer | Founder of SLANE Jewelry
Dr. Cecilia Mermel MacCallum
Dr. Cecilia Mermel MacCallum '83 Doctor | Oncologist
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, M.D.
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, M.D. '83 Doctor | Cardiologist
Maryam Ayromlou
Maryam Ayromlou '85 Producer | Erin Burnett Out Front, CBS The Morning Show, Dateline
Schroeder Stribling
Schroeder Stribling '84 CEO | N Street Village
Jill Roberts
Jill Roberts '84 Activist | Executive Director, Healthy Rowhouse Project
Mika Brzezinski
Mika Brzezinski '85 Journalist | Co-host of Morning Joe
Brandon Holley
Brandon Holley '85 CEO | Everywear
Alex Kuczynski
Alex Kuczynski '86 Writer | "Beauty Junkies: Inside Our Billion Dollar Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery"
Avery Miller
Avery Miller '86 Journalist | World News with David Muir
Holly Twyford
Holly Twyford '86 Actress | Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner
Rory Kennedy
Rory Kennedy '87 Producer | "Ethel"
Sue Luangkhot Hoppin
Sue Luangkhot Hoppin '87 Consultant | Founder and President of the National Military Spouse Network
Meredith Whitney
Meredith Whitney '87 CEO | Meredith Whitney Advisory Group
Anne Pringle
Anne Pringle '88 Scientist | Biologist, Botanist, Ecologist
Sadie Quarrier
Sadie Quarrier '88 Producer | Deputy Director of Mobile Storytelling at National Geographic
Melanie Dunea
Melanie Dunea '89 Photographer | "My Last Supper: The Next Course"
Ami Vitale
Ami Vitale '89 Photographer | Magazine Photographer of the Year winner
Jeanne Smoot
Jeanne Smoot '89 Activist | Launched Tahirih Justice Center's Forced Marriage Initiative