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H

and Madeleine
Albright have more in common than
just being former U.S. secretaries of
state. Both are graduates of Wellesley
College, a Massachusetts women's college.
ILLARY CLINTON

And they're in good company-such notables as actress
Meryl Streep, television journalist Diane Sawyer, astronaut
Pamela Melroy, and the first female prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, graduated from women's colleges in
the United States.

Women's Universities
Around the World
"Women's institutions in the United States are enabling environments for young women," says Susan Buck Sutton, senior
adviser for international initiatives at Bryn Mawr College in
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. "It really gets you ready to go out in
the world with confidence. Women that come out of women's
colleges aren't shrinking violets. They're the opposite."
At women's universities in the United States, "something
important, impactful, yet intangible happens," says Kamal Ahmad, founder of the Asian University for Women (AUW)
in Chittagong, Bangladesh, which opened its doors in 2008.
"They tend to produce a greater number of leaders. The exposure to other women leaders and the space to express their
views and aspirations makes a difference."
Despite their impact, the number of women's colleges and
universities in the United States has dwindled, from 230 just
five decades ago to 45 today. Meanwhile, in places such as
Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the number of women's
universities is on the rise, playing a vital role in educating
women in those sections of the world-where other opportunities for higher education may be limited-and helping to
prepare them to be global leaders.
"For a lot of families, even wealthy families, the choice
is often to send their daughter to an all-women's college or
to not send them to college at all," says Ahmad, who is chief
executive officer of the AUW Support Foundation, which
generates funding for AUW. The young women who attend
the university usually lack financial resources and receive
scholarships to cover their costs.
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