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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

Pricilla "Payne" Hurd
Pricilla "Payne" Hurd '38 Philanthropist | Established the John D. Deardourff Award for Creativity and Exploration
Ruth Carter Stevenson
Ruth Carter Stevenson '41 Philanthropist | Founder of the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros '65 Philanthropist | Fundacion Cisneros