More than 100 years before women were granted the right to vote in the United States, the Visitation Sisters saw the profound value in educating young women—not just in sewing and linguistics, but also in subjects seen as the domain of men, like science and math. The Sisters were trailblazers in this way. They recognized their students' capabilities long before society did.
Today, women are inarguably just as competent as men, yet many fields are still dominated by men. Like the Sisters more than 200 years ago, the women who pursue careers in these male-dominated professions are trailblazers themselves, fighting stereotypes as they work hard to achieve personal success.
Here, we profile six of these inspiring alums. Each has her own unique story, but all share a common theme: Visitation instilled in them a confidence, an intense work ethic, and a belief deep down in their guts that they could achieve and excel in any field.
And they have. Mikey is one of these women.