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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

June Biedler
June Biedler '43 Scientist | "Mother of Drug Resistance"
Mona Hagyard
Mona Hagyard '52 Scientist | Solar Physicist & Director of Solar Vector Magnetograph Facility
Helen Thom Edwards
Helen Thom Edwards '53 Scientist | Developed Tevatron, 1st high energy accelerator based on super conducting magnets
Naomi Pierce
Naomi Pierce '72 Scientist | Biologist in Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University