Camille Palmer developed her technical skills from the first day of basic sewing class
at Stephens. A six-week summer internship at Jerell, a Dallas-based manufacturer
of apparel, opened her eyes to the possibility of making technical design her
Regardless of whether we are talking about making Earth a more long-term hospitable place for life forms as we know them or some other particular topic, you can expect to find emerging from women’s colleges a great many leaders and change-makers, thinkers and communicators, intelligent and invested women with a mission.
In 1998, voters in a focus group were asked to close their eyes and imagine what a governor should look like. "They automatically pictured a man," says Barbara Lee, whose foundation promoting women's political advancement sponsored the survey. "The kind you see in those portraits hanging in statehouse hallways."