Where women leaders thrive.
Women's Leadership & Gender Equity at Chatham University
We've been empowering women for almost 150 years.
When the Pennsylvania Female College (today Chatham University) was founded in 1869, women were frequently blocked from higher education. Despite many gains in the years since, women still face persistent social, political, and economic inequalities.
Chatham maintains its historic commitment to women's leadership and gender equity.
We were ranked in the top three schools nationwide for aspiring women leaders, and our graduates include Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser '94 and environmental pioneer Rachel Carson '29, named by TIME Magazine as one of the most powerful women of the 20th century.