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Alumnae Stories

Ten minutes with producer Debra Martin Chase ’77

Debra Martin Chase ’77, producer and CEO of Martin Chase Productions, is the first Black woman to have a deal at a major Hollywood studio. After beginning her career in… ... » Read more

Portrait of Rachel Fuller Brown, class of 1920

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Funding Women in Science for More Than 40 Years

Rachel Fuller Brown, class of 1920, almost didn’t attend Mount Holyoke. Although she was a strong student and hard worker at Central High School in Springfield, her family had little… ... » Read more

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My Voice: Aysha Baqir ’95 on #MeToo and the Asian Woman

“My cook.” “Mine too.” “It was my tutor.” “I never told anyone.”  My throat tightened as I gazed at the circle of motionless figures seated around the veined marble tabletop.… ... » Read more

Jess Inserra '98 posing in front of a teal background. She stares straight into the camera with her hands on her hips and her shirt reads "hysterical female."

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Comedian Jessica Inserra ’98 on her return to the stage

“Can you imagine the masochism involved in being like, ‘Okay, I am going to get up there and expose my soul, try to make you people laugh,’ with the distinct… ... » Read more