Just as Rice faculty and staff have demonstrated, our alumnae also seek to “be the change.” Since 1912 these enterprising Women of Rice have continually made their own way: occupying high-profile positions of leadership; developing patents; becoming Poets Laureate; trailblazing a path for women to the highest education possible; winning prestigious prizes in their fields, including Pulitzers, Emmys, Grammys and Peabodys; founding groundbreaking companies; playing in the WNBA; contending in the Olympics; and even venturing into space.
Organized by school, this third Women of Rice exhibit celebrates a handful of alumnae whose talents, courage, savvy, and determination ratcheted the standards of Rice yet higher – and these women maintained or surpassed those standards “beyond the hedges.”
We recognize that many women and men, inside and outside of Rice, laid a path for these outstanding alumnae to follow, shaping conditions decade by decade to ease access to varied career opportunities.
While researching this project, the work of many of these alumnae appeared to combine both a wide diversity of skills and a strong leaning toward interdisciplinarity, attributes that the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality supports and advocates for its undergraduate and graduate students.
As you view the exhibit, you may note the occasional placement of a QR code which will link you to even more detailed information about our alumnae.
We invite you to share any stories that you remember about any Women of Rice by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.