Notable Alumnae

Famous chefs, Pulitzer Prize winners, political columnists, environmental researchers, film directors, venture capitalists, physicists, poets, playwrights, CEOs—Smith women apply their learning throughout their lives in thousands of professions and communities

You may have heard of our famous graduates, such as Julia Child, Gloria Steinem and Sylvia Plath. But there are many more stories of leadership and success that demonstrate where the Smith experience can take you.

Lives of Distinction

Smith educates women of promise for lives of distinction. Talented young women from around the world come to be part of Smith’s intellectual life and a vital part of the college’s rich, diverse and vibrant academic environment. Three recent alumnae are working to make a difference in their communities.