As part of Soaring Together, the campus-wide celebration of 50 years of undergraduate coeducation, the Office of International Affairs is recognizing Lehigh alumnae who have made an impact on campus and around the world.

Whether they graduated three years ago or three decades ago, each of these women is engaging with the world and making a difference in it. In addition to sharing their stories here, these inspiring alumnae will return to campus to connect (virtually or in person) with students, faculty and staff, so that our current community can learn from them. 

Learn more about the university's celebration of Soaring Together.

Women with Global Impact

Kira Mendez ’83: Helping Lehigh Develop the Next Generation of Global Leaders

One of the first women to study engineering at Lehigh, Kira Mendez ’83 is now back at the university as the director of the Iacocca Institute, which creates transformative, hands-on leadership experiences that challenge and empower the next generation of global leaders.