Kappa Alpha Theta seeks women of outstanding character; ones who are determined to be a part of our extraordinary history. Excellence does not only ensue within the walls of our universities but goes far beyond it. Throughout the years, alumnae have continuously excelled in every professional field – including medicine, entertainment, and politics.

Melinda Gates

Melinda French Gates is an American businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the co-founder of one of the world's largest private foundations – the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her philanthropic efforts have resulted in a number of awards, including The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. For the past few years, she has been awarded by Forbes Magazine as the third Most Powerful Woman in the World.


Tory Burch is a renowned fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Apart from winning countless awards for her designs, she was also noted as the 79th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes Magazine.

These ladies are some of the many that continue to inspire us to reach further and pursue our passions. Discover stories of other influential Theta alumnae on the Kappa Alpha Theta Headquarters page.

To learn about leading women in the the Vancouver community, please visit our alumnae page.