To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re shining a light on some of the alumnae who have inspired us over the past year. 

Combatting the climate crisis

Carry Somers (MA Native American Studies, 1992) for her work at Fashion Revolution, increasing transparency in supply chains and raising public awareness regarding the challenges facing the global fashion industry.

Rebecca Daniel (MSc Tropical Marine Biology, 2018) for her work leading ocean science initiative, The Marine Diaries.

Mari Nishimura (BA International Relations and Politics, 2006) for her role at UNEP, empowering young people through environmental education. 

Nagima Ayubayeva (BSc Economics, 2011) for being part of Kazakhstan's effort of achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions .through green finance initiatives.

Change makers

Enricah Dulo (LLM International Human Rights Law, 2009) for improving access to justice for poor women and children in Kenya.

Chantelle Bell (BSc Genetics, 2016) for educating and empowering women to manage their gynaecological health, and campaigning for change.

Raudhah Nazran (LLB Law, 2019)for her dedication to tackling worldwide youth unemployment.

Cris McCurley (LLB Law, 1983) for fighting for progress on domestic abuse.

Women in STEM

Konstantina Bethani for being a leading female figure in game and software development. 

Ellen Poon for her pioneering work in special effects.

Harriet Tyley (MSc Tropical Marine Biology, 2018) for her marine conservation work as an aquarist.

Afsheen Kabir Rashid MBE (MEnv Environment Science in Society, 2004; Honorary Doctorate, 2017) for supporting London communities to plan, fund and build renewable energy projects.


A collage of our 12 inspiring alumnae