The March4… future leaders

By MHC Development on March 5, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Throughout its history, Mount Holyoke has attracted students who aspire to make a positive impact on the world. MHC graduates go on to lead change in a wide variety of fields all around the globe — making scientific discoveries, spearheading political and social movements, creating lasting legacies. The Academic Centers at Mount Holyoke — the Weissman Center for Leadership, the Miller Worley Center for the Environments and the McCulloch Center — give today’s students the tools to become future leaders.

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Exploring the unknown

By Inayat Gill ’19 on June 29, 2019 at 3:06 PM

This April I had the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid trip to sunny Los Angeles, where I represented Mount Holyoke at the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC). To think an international relations major would become so involved with business and entrepreneurship is probably surprising, but that is exactly what Mount Holyoke allowed me to do — reach and stretch outside of my comfort zone in order to expand my horizons.

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Empowering Agents of Change: Academic Centers at Mount Holyoke

By MHC Development on April 19, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Mary Lyon's famous words — “Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do” — continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students today. There are more than 35,000 alumnae creating change around the world, and their journeys started right here at Mount Holyoke.

At MHC's three Academic Centers, students learn to act with intent and purpose, in the moment and on the path toward the future. They are empowered to become agents of change — globally competent, environmentally responsible, ready to lead.

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Women leaders inspire at MHC

By MHC Development on November 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM


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Janet, because we met...

By MHC Development on November 6, 2015 at 11:27 AM


Jessica Avery '15 with Janet Lansberry, assistant director of the Weissman Center for Leadership 

"Janet, I met you after I learned about the Weissman Center for Leadership on campus. You helped me in finding internships, attending seminars, and participating in LEAP. Your support and encouragement played a huge role in my decision to pursue a career in the public service sector, which I am now working in. And, you continue to show me this unwavering support even after I have left Mount Holyoke.

Janet, because we met, I learned how to be a leader who inspires." —Jessica Avery '15

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Thank you! When you invest in Mount Holyoke women, you educate the world.

By Mount Holyoke College on July 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM

[youtube] Thank you to all who invested in Mount Holyoke in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Your generosity sustains the Mount Holyoke experience and helps our students to realize their full potential.

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Running towards equality

By MHC Development on April 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM

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Careers in Public Service: MHC's Lynk goes on the road to the Massachusetts State House

By MHC Development on March 27, 2015 at 12:39 PM

A daylong event at the Massachusetts State House brought current students with an interest in public service together with alumnae working in the field to strengthen their connections and help launch them into careers that will make a difference in the world.

Distinguished speakers, Judith Kurland '67 and Senator Kathleen Connor Ives '99 (pictured above near center, in green) inspired students with their keynote speeches. In her welcome, President Pasquerella noted the "staggering achievements" of Frances Perkins, class of 1902, saying that "Today, we continue the experience that so galvanized Frances Perkins. We are taking Mount Holyoke students out of the classroom and into the world of work."

“We see the power of alumnae encouraging the next generation of women leaders in the public sector,” said Becky Wai-Ling Packard, director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and professor of psychology and education. “The world needs women at the table, from running for a local town office, to shaping the policies of our nation, to representing nations across the globe. We see Mount Holyoke's Lynk initiative and the Weissman Center's Leadership and Public Service (LAPS) program contributing to this sea change.”

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