9. Ginni Rometty – Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ)
Ginni Rometty was a sister of the Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) while studying computer science and electrical engineering on a full scholarship at Northwestern University. Throughout her professional career, Ginni spent decades working in a series of sales and management jobs at IBM before being promoted to CEO.
8. Kelly Ayotte – Delta Gamma (ΔΓ)
Former Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte was a sister of the Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) while studying political science at Penn State University. After graduating in 1990, Ayotte went on to earn her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1993 and later served as a prosecutor for the New Hampshire attorney general’s office. Ayotte would later become The Granite State’s first female attorney general in 2004 before a successful senate campaign where she served one term from 2010-2016.
7. Safra Catz – Chi Omega (ΧΩ)
Safra Catz was a sister of the Beta Alpha chapter of Chi Omega (ΧΩ) while earning her bachelor’s degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Catz has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since 1999, and is currently serving as the company’s co-CEO. Catz is currently the highest paid female executive having earned $57 million in fiscal 2015.
6. Katie Couric – Tri Delta (ΔΔΔ)
Journalist and author Katie Couric was a sister of the Beta Sigma chapter of Tri Delta (ΔΔΔ) while studying American Studies at the University of Virginia. Throughout her career, Katie has held numerous prominent positions in the media such as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY, anchor of CBS Evening News, and currently as the Global News Anchor for Yahoo!
5. Barbara Boxer – Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ)
Former Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer, who joined the Senate in 1993, was a sister of the Phi chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) while earning her bachelors degree in economics at Brooklyn College. As a Senator from 1993 until 2015, Boxer worked on a number of issues pertaining to women’s reproductive rights and gun laws.
4. Kay Hagan – Chi Omega (ΧΩ)
Kay Hagan was a sister of the Gamma chapter of Chi Omega (ΧΩ) while earning her B.A. at Florida State University. Her career began in the financial industry, where she worked her way up to become the vice president of North Carolina’s largest bank, North Carolina National Bank. After her time in finance, she successfully ran a senate campaign to serve The Tar Heel State from 2009-2015.
3. Mary Landrieu – Delta Gamma (ΔΓ)
Mary Landrieu is a former Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana who served from 1997 until 2015. Landrieu comes from a family of prominent public figures with her father, Moon Landrieu, having served as the Mayor of New Orleans from 1970-1978, and brother, Mitch Landrieu, who is currently serving as the 61st mayor of New Orleans. While attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Landrieu was a sister of the Gamma Zeta chapter of Delta Gamma (ΔΓ).
2. Condoleeza Rice – Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ)
Condoleeza Rice was a proud member of the Gamma Delta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ) while studying political science at the University of Denver. Condi eventually went on to earn her master’s in political science at the University of Notre Dame. Her career in politics led her to serve as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
1. Kirsten Gillibrand – Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ)
Kirsten Gillibrand is a junior Democratic U.S. Senator from New York who has been in office since 2009. While attending Dartmouth College, Kirsten was a sister of the Epsilon Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ).