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Mansi Gupta ’10 Turns Trash to Treasure with New Leather Goods Company

Posted September 25, 2014
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Mansi Gupta ’10 has gone from being a computer science and economics major at Bryn Mawr to being a designer. Mansi recently graduated with a master’s degree from New York’s School of Visual Arts and has co-founded TRMTAB, a company that upcycles waste created in traditional leather good factories to create refined leather products, currently […]

Barbara Fox ’78 Named to Mass High Tech’s 2012 “Women to Watch” List

Posted May 2, 2012
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The business journal Mass High Tech has named Barbara Fox ’78, the  founder, leader and chief science officer of Avaxia Biologics, to its 2012 list of “Women to Watch.” Fox, who majored in chemistry at Bryn Mawr before going on to earn a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a number of patents. “With three […]

Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80 Named to List of Top 50 Women in Wealth Management

Posted September 9, 2011

Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80, the president of the financial-advising firm Abacus Planning Group, has been named one of the top 50 women in wealth management by AdvisorOne. It’s not the first time Holland has been celebrated by the press: she has appeared on Barron’s Top 100, Wealth Manager magazine’s list of 50 distinguished women in financial […]

Karen Kerr ’89 Named to National Institute of Standards and Technology Committee

Posted July 12, 2011
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Karen Kerr ’89, the U.S. director of business development at Intellectual Ventures, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, the agency’s primary private-sector policy advisory group. Kerr, a member of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees, majored in chemistry at […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 10, 2011
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The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in […]

Global Fund for Children Founder Maya Ajmera ’89 Named Henry Crown Fellow by Aspen Institute

Posted May 9, 2011
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Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder of the Global Fund for Children, has been named a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow, joining a select group identified as “the next generation of community-spirited leaders” by the Aspen Institute. Each year, the Institute selects 20 Crown Fellows, “accomplished entrepreneurial leaders” who are “looking toward the broader role they might […]

With Susan Kelly Barnes ’76 at the Financial Helm, Pacific Biosciences Raises $200 Million in IPO

Posted October 29, 2010
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Pacific Biosciences of California, whose chief financial officer is Susan Kelly Barnes ’76, makes superfast DNA sequencing machines with the potential to transform biological research. The company offered shares for sale to members of the public for the first time on Oct. 27, successfully raising its initial public offering (IPO) goal of $200 million. Based […]

Juliet Goodfriend ’63 Named 2009 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania

Posted October 16, 2009
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Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has recognized Juliet Goodfriend ’63 as a 2009 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania.  “Women recognized as Distinguished Daughters are those whose achievements on a national and statewide scale have been so outstanding that they have brought honor and respect to the commonwealth,” says the Pennsylvania Commission for Women on its Web site. […]

Sarah Schenck ’87 Selected as Hepburn Fellow

Posted September 15, 2009
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Filmmaker Sarah Schenck ’87 has been selected as a 2009-10 Fellow of Bryn Mawr’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center. The Hepburn Fellows Program brings to Bryn Mawr’s campus individuals who bridge academics and practice in nontraditional or unconventional ways in any of the three broad areas the Hepburn Center supports: film and theater, women’s health and […]

Work of Daniela Holt Voith ’76 exhibited at Philadelphia’s Athanaeum

Posted February 25, 2009

Voith & MacTavish Architects (VMA), a firm co-founded by Daniela Holt Voith ’76, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009. In February, the Athanaeum of Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of VMA’s work, showcasing the firm’s wide range of projects, including educational facilities, performing-arts venues, religious buildings, private homes, and historic-preservation projects. “The variety of work,” […]

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