Notable Girls’ School Alumnae

Anne Archer, Academy Award-nominated actress, Marlborough School (Los Angeles, CA)

Tracy Caulkins, three-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, Harpeth Hall (Nashville, TN)

Katie Couric, first female to solo anchor CBS Evening News, Spence School (New York, NY)

Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, The Ellis School (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ava DuVernay, director and screenwriter, Saint Joseph High School (Lakewood, CA)

Geraldine Ferraro, first woman to run for Vice President of the U.S., Marymount School (New York, NY)

Jane Fonda, two-time Academy Award-winning actress and recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, political activist, Emma Willard School (Troy, NY)

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO and President, Roland Park Country Day (Baltimore, MD)

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Dallas, TX)

Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator-NY, Emma Willard School (Troy, NY)

Amy Grant, Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter, Harpeth Hall (Nashville, TN)

Margaret Hamilton, actress, Hathaway Brown School (Shaker Heights, OH)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former First Lady of the U.S. and author, Chapin School (New York, NY) and Miss Porter’s School (Farmington, CT)

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director for the International Monetary Fund, Holton-Arms School (Bethesda, MD)

Christina Lamb, author and foreign correspondent, Nonsuch High School for Girls (Surrey, UK)

Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator-LA, Ursuline Academy (New Orleans, LA)

Katie Ledecky, five-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time World Champion swimmer, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, MD)

Téa Leoni, actress and producer, Brearley School (New York, NY)

Marne Levine, COO of Instagram, Laurel School (Shaker Heights, OH)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress, Holton-Arms School (Bethesda, MD)

Meghan Markle, actress and UN Women advocate, Immaculate Heart High School (Los Angeles, CA)

Susan O’Day, EVP and CIO, Walt Disney Company, Miss Hall’s School (Pittsfield, MA)

Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy Award-winning actress, Spence School (New York, NY)

Minnie Pearl, comedian, Harpeth Hall (Nashville, TN)

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, St. Mary’s Academy (Englewood, CO)

Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, National Cathedral School (Washington, DC)

Cokie Roberts, NPR journalist, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, MD)

Maria Shriver, author, journalist, former First Lady of California, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, MD)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leading figure of the early women’s rights movement, Troy Female Seminary [now Emma Willard School] (Troy, NY)

Meredith Vieira, journalist/talk show host known for The View and TODAY, Lincoln School (Providence, RI)

Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (Rochester, NY)

Kerry Washington, BET Award-winning actress, Spence School (New York, NY)

Sigourney Weaver, Golden Globes Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress, Chapin School (New York, NY)

Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey, Chapin School (New York, NY)

Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award and Golden Globes Award-winning actress, Harpeth Hall (Nashville, TN)