Thousands of Carthage women have sharpened their minds at Carthage since it joined the first wave of higher education institutions to offer co-ed enrollment in 1870. Now that the 150 Years of Carthage Women celebration is underway, we’re highlighting a few of the alumnae whose impact reverberates far beyond the modern campus in Kenosha and its predecessor in western Illinois. Many actively work to improve local and global conditions through policy change, advocacy, and education.