Eminent Alumnae

In 2021 MLC School celebrated 135 years of exceptional girls’ education. During this year we commenced this Eminent Alumnae project to bring the stories of our inspiring Old Girls out of the archives and into the world for the entire MLC School community to celebrate. These Old Girls showed audacity and tenacity as they fought for recognition in their professions. Beyond their professions they also passionately promoted equality for women in the workplace. The victories they earned for women who came after them prove them to be true ‘daughters of the light’.

This is an open ended project. If there are Old Girl successes that we are not aware of, or if there are edits to be made to current stories, we wholeheartedly seek your input. Please contact our Archivist, Barbara Hoffman, at bhoffman@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au with anything you would like to add.

We have arranged these stories by Old Girl cohort year, starting with the most recent and going back all the way to the first few years of the School’s life. You are able to search by profession by using the ‘View by Profession’ list on the right.

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Taylor Hill (2014)

MLC School Old Girl, Taylor Hill (2014), is paving the way for women in the scenery construction industry. In 2017, Tayl ...

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Amie Thompson (2013)

Amie Thompson (2013) is an Artistic Swimmer who competed in the Artistic Swimming team event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Gam ...

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Jessica Ashwood (2011)

Jessica Ashwood (2011) represented Australia in Freestyle Swimming at two Olympic Games – London in 2012 and Rio in 2016 ...

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Nikita Simpson (2011)

In 2011 Nikita received the MLC School Prize for the highest university admissions rank. She went on to complete a degre ...

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Elisa Barnard (2010)

Elisa Barnard (2010) competed in the Recurve Archery Individual event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. That year, Elisa ...

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Professor Emily Sun (2009)

Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music, London, Emily Sun (2009) is known internationally for her interpretat ...

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Keesja Gofers (2007)

Keesja Gofers (2007) made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a driver for the Australian Women’s Water P ...

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Elicia McDonald (Fowler, 2006)

Old Girl, 2006 Vice Captain and future parent, Elicia McDonald (Fowler, 2006), is leading the way for women in the male ...

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Sapna Patel (2006)

Technology, public speaking and trade fairs – how unique MLC School experiences shaped Sapna's success.