Her Story

More than 50,000 women have passed through William & Mary since 1918 – as students, faculty, staff and alumnae. In Her Story, Glenn Close '74 D.A. '89 narrates the stories of five of these women – as they exhibit discovery, innovation, strength, compassion, triumph and boldness – throughout the world.

Learn more about these women who are inspiring, empowering and leading others.

Her Story
Her Story

"Her story strengthens over time. It is a story that inspires, empowers and leads women forward for all time coming. For her story is a story that starts here in Williamsburg, but belongs to all of us." Narrated by Glenn Close and Featuring... Amber Hardison Ph.D. '10 Mashea Mason Ashton '96, M.A.Ed. '97 Jane Church Horvath '86 Camilla Buchanan '66 Stephanie Dang Murphy '00 and Emily Bessler '14

Her Story: Amber Hardison Ph.D. '10
Her Story: Amber Hardison Ph.D. '10

"Her story is discovery. She explores the depths of her field, searching the pathways for knowledge." Learn more about Amber Hardison Ph.D. '10 and her work with marine biogeochemistry.

Her Story: Jane Church Horvath '86
Her Story: Jane Church Horvath '86

"Her story is strength. She protects the public's trust and tirelessly strives to provide a better tomorrow." Learn more about Jane Church Horvath '86 and her role as the Senior Director of Global Privacy at Apple, Inc.

Her Story: Camilla Buchanan '66
Her Story: Camilla Buchanan '66

"Her story is compassion. She reaches beyond borders to empower community and shares knowledge so that others may flourish." Learn more about Dr. Camilla Buchanan '66 and her work with MAO Kenya.

Her Story: Mashea Mason Ashton '96, M.A.Ed. '97
Her Story: Mashea Mason Ashton '96, M.A.Ed. '97

"Her story is innovation. She offers a perspective that looks forward and beyond the hurdles of yesterday." Learn more about Mashea Mason Ashton '96, M.A.Ed. '97 and her journey to establish the Digital Pioneers Academy.

Her Story: Stephanie Dang Murphy '00
Her Story: Stephanie Dang Murphy '00

"Her story is triumph. She gives voice to those without one, and stands alongside those who can no longer fight for themselves." Learn more about Stephanie Dang Murphy '00 and her journey to becoming the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress.

Her Story: Emily Bessler '14
Her Story: Emily Bessler '14

"Her story is bold. She stands where no one has stood before, among her peers, and at the dawn of a new legacy." Learn more about Emily Bessler, Army Captain, 4th brigade, 25th infantry division.