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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

Jeanne Smoot
Jeanne Smoot '89 Activist | Launched Tahirih Justice Center's Forced Marriage Initiative
Dr. Lina Abirafeh
Dr. Lina Abirafeh '92 Activist | Executive Director, Arab Institute for Women, Lebanese American University