Barnard is a preeminent incubator for the world’s next generation of women leaders. Students enter with passion and intellect, and they graduate with an enhanced sense of identity and purpose. This video showcases the strength, brilliance, and drive of Barnard women, as well as a rejection of gender stereotypes and a celebration of the power of women leaders.

Featured alumnae and faculty include:

  • Suzanne Vega ’81: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Anna Quindlen ’74: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer & former Chair of Barnard’s Board of Trustees
  • Suki Kim: investigative journalist and novelist
  • Alison Estabrook ’74: Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital
  • Maria Hinojosa ’84: Executive Producer, Latino USA & CEO, Futuro Media Group
  • Sana Amanat ’04: Director of Content/Character Development at Marvel
  • Kathryn Kolbert: Constance Hess Williams ‘66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Professor of Professional Practice in Political Science
  • Tina Campt: Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women & the Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Homa Zarghamee: Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Janna Levin ’88: Theoretical cosmologist and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard
  • Helene Gayle ’76: CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

In the words of Anna Quindlen ’74, “Graduating from Barnard means never having to say you’re sorry.”

Learn more about Barnard’s history and identity as a college for women.