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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Alison Mirams (Hocking, 1991)

Alison Mirams (Hocking, 1991) B.Build (UTS), Grad Dip UEM (UTS), GAICD has had a remarkably successful career in propert ...

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Professor Ruth Corran (1989)

Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science of the American Un ...


Gail O'Brien (Bamford, 1972)

Congratulations to Old Girl, Gail O’Brien (Bamford, 1972) who was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in t ...


Angela Catterns (1971)

Angela Catterns (1971) is one of Australia’s most loved broadcasters and media personalities. With a diverse career in f ...

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Carol Edds (Hamilton, 1968)

In 1973, when Carol Edds (Hamilton, 1968) graduated with honours and a double major in Building and Quantity Surveying, ...

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Heather Clay (Dodsworth, 1967)

Heather considers herself very fortunate to have been at MLC School in the 1960s where, unlike other schools at the time ...